Classrooms and the library at Ramsgate Arts Primary are gaining a new series of books thanks to the generosity of staff and shoppers at the Tesco superstore at Westwood.
The school was nominated by the public to receive community charity support from the store whose staff spent two months raising money by selling books that had been donated for 50p.
The total raised was £249.48 and RAPS Key Stage 2 Reading Ambassadors visited Tesco to gratefully receive the donation on behalf of the school.
Sophie Spurrier, RAPS Reading Lead, said: “What a brilliant effort. We are always keen to upgrade and expand our reading resources and this will help improve our stock of books and widen the choices available for girls and boys.
“Our reading ambassadors will accompany me to Moon Lane Books in Ramsgate where we will have a good look at the stock and decide which books we want to buy.”
Pupils already have their sights set on the visit. Sophie in Year 4 said: “I would really like to get some more David Walliams books as he is our author of the term and my class are really enjoying reading his books.”
Isla in Year 6 said: “I would like to get some more books about inspirational people, and also more non-fiction material for our various topics that we study.” Zac in Year 3 added: “I can’t wait to go to the book shop and choose the books for our school.”
Head of School Nick Budge thanked everyone who contributed to the donation. He said: “I believe Sue Dent at Tesco was the fund-raising link and I thank her, the staff and the members of the public for the kind and generous support.
“Tesco says ‘every little helps’ and its support has certainly helped expand our reading resources which is important for our children.
“It means our children have a greater diversity of reading and study material, and this underpins our ongoing literacy programme which is very popular with our pupils and their families, as well as being a crucial part of our curriculum.”