Budding Year 6 writers donated books

Budding writers at two schools have been boosted with a donation of workbooks from Central England Co-op as they return to school for a shortened summer term.

We have donated dozens of specially created creative writing workbooks to Year 6 pupils at both Veritas Primary Academy in Stafford and Tibshelf Town End Junior School in the Derbyshire village.

It is hoped the books will be a nice surprise for the pupils as they return following an easing of the Government’s lockdown restrictions and help get their creative juices flowing.

Veritas Primary Academy in Weston Road is near to Central England Co-op’s Brereton Way food store in the town and pupils helped to cut the ribbon on the store when it opened last year.

Since then our Membership and Community Relations Officer James Knight has built strong links with the school, while he has also worked regularly with Tibshelf Town End Junior School so was delighted to be able to make the donation of the books.

He said: “It has been fantastic working with Veritas Primary Academy over the last 18 months since we opened our Brereton Way food store and we have delivered healthy choices workshops and Fairtrade assemblies as part of our community work and educational programmes there, while we have done the same for a number of years at Tibshelf Town End Junior School.

“During these uncertain times we have been unable to do our school visits so when the opportunity came for us to support these schools with the donation of the books we were delighted to make it happen, particularly to give pupils a boost as they return to school this summer.

“The books enable the children to make notes, draw pictures and plan their work in a book that is not their school book. This means they can write freely, be truly creative and hopefully encouraged to enjoy writing.”

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