To celebrate World Book Day, five-star housebuilder David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East has donated £500 to Westfield Primary School in Cottingham to purchase new books and promote the importance of reading in the local community.
To coincide with World Book Day, David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East has donated £500 to the youngsters at Westfield Primary School, situated close to its Harland Park development in Cottingham, to promote reading at school and with their families.
The donation will be used to purchase brand-new books, catering to the literacy requirements of children under the age of 10 and boosting Westfield Primary School’s library offering.
To further support reading in the community, the housebuilder will be giving away £200 worth of book vouchers from its Harland Park development on Harland Way in Cottingham throughout March.
Children will be able to visit the sales office, accompanied by a parent or guardian to collect one of 20 Waterstones £10 book vouchers to spend on a new book of their choice.
Research by BookTrust1 demonstrates that more than a quarter of a million schoolchildren are currently experiencing literary poverty.
Studies also show that if young children take part in reading activities with their families, such as being read to, their language and listening skills can be developed, further benefiting their academic development, along with increased general knowledge and understanding of other cultures.2
Linzi Bentley, Sales Manager at David Wilson Homes’ Harland Park, said:
“It was a pleasure to visit the children at Westfield Primary School, especially as they’d made such an effort with their fantastic World Book Day costumes! David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East supports the local community wherever possible, and I hope this donation encourages the children to read more books.’”
Vikki Garner, School Business Manager at Westfield Primary School, said:
“We’d like to extend a huge thank you to David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East for its kind donation of £500. World Book Day is the perfect time to promote reading to our pupils, and we look forward to buying a selection of new books for the children to enjoy!”
Located on the Eastern edge of Cottingham, Harland Park offers a luxury collection of three and four-bedroom homes, surrounded by farmland. The development is surrounded by open space, with all essential amenities less than 10 minutes away.
For more information and to book a viewing, visit https://www.dwh.co.uk/harlandpark
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