Bupa Foundation Scrapbook of Hopes

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The National Literacy Trust, the Bupa Foundation and Bloomsbury Publishing are working in partnership to gift 15,000 copies of The Book of Hopes to 5,000 primary schools. This initiative is part of their mutual commitment to support literacy and the wellbeing of children and families across the UK.

Here you can find activities and resources on using your books to support the hard work you’re already doing to engage your pupils in reading and writing and support their wellbeing. Also, find out how your school can enter our exclusive competition open to the 5,000 schools receiving copies of The Book of Hopes.

The Scrapbook of Hopes challenge

Inspired by The Book of Hopes, we want you to tell us how your school is spreading hope, kindness and a love of reading in school and in your community.

Fill in our Scrapbook of Hopes template with words and pictures that describe the fantastic work you are doing - we've provided activities and ideas to get you started - for the chance to win books, signed artwork and a virtual author visit from Katherine Rundell.

Find out more and enter your school in the challenge
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"I started The Book of Hopes at a moment when the world looked very bleak; and having such a tsunami of joy and delight in my inbox, as more than 100 illustrators and writers sent in their work, was transformative. I am so vastly glad that 15,000 copies of the book will reach the kids who need hope most; will be read and pored over and laughed at and covered in food stains and underlined and loved."

Katherine Rundell, editor of The Book Of Hopes

Resources based on The Book of Hopes

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    The Book of Hopes - recovery curriculum resources

    Including classroom activities and assembly plans, these resources, developed with Twinkl, help children reflect, build resilience and develop comprehension skills.
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    Wellbeing and Literacy: resources inspired by The Book of Hopes

    Developed in collaboration with Place2Be, these resources have been built around their four themes to support community recovery.
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    The Book of Hopes teaching sequences for Year 6 and 7

    Developed with Babcock LDP, these resources focus on writing inspired by a theme of hope.
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Read The Book of Hopes online

The Book of Hopes is also available for families to read for free online!

Edited by Katherine Rundell, The Book of Hopes is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.

Read the book

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    Easy-to-deliver resources designed to help children settle into the nursery and classroom environment.
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    Count down to nursery

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    Back to school: literacy and wellbeing activities

    Books and easy-to-deliver activities to help children transition back to school.
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    CLPE teaching notes for Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

    CLPE have created this whole-school unit of work around Oliver Jeffers' fabulous book
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Katherine Rundell tells us more about The Book of Hopes

Research and insight

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    Children and young people’s reading in 2020 before and during the COVID-19 lockdown

    This report outlines our findings relating to children and young people’s reading in 2020, in addition to findings from our survey of children and young people’s reading during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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    Children and young people’s writing during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020

    This report outlines our findings relating to children and young people’s writing in 2020, in addition to findings from our survey of children and young people’s writing during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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    A Recovery Curriculum: Loss and Life for our children and schools post pandemic

    Introduction to the five levers for a recovery curriculum from Evidence for Learning.
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