Puffin World of Stories

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Puffin World of Stories is a programme run in partnership with Puffin, part of Penguin Random House. The programme equips primary schools with the books, materials, training and resources they need to champion reading for pleasure across the whole school, and reinvigorate their school libraries and reading spaces.

About the programme

In its first year, the Puffin World of Stories pilot helped 50 primary schools in Middlesbrough and Tyne and Wear, South London and Tendring in Essex breathe new life into their existing libraries, reading spaces and book collections.

We're excited to now be recruiting for 80 primary schools to participate in the next academic year, starting in September 2019.

To register interest you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be a state primary school based in one of the four areas we are running the project: Essex and South London or Middlesbrough or Tyne & Wear
  • Have above average level of pupils eligible to receive free school meals
  • Willing to take part for one year from September 2019 until Spring 2020
  • Have support from your headteacher or a member of your senior leadership team

Registration of interest closes on 17 May 2019.

Register your interest now.

What participating primary schools get

  • 300 free Puffin books

    Including favourites by Jacqueline Wilson and Roald Dahl together with new voices including Robin Stevens, Nadia Shireen and Nick Mohammed

  • Exciting resources

    To help encourage reading for pleasure across the whole school

  • Colourful materials

    Including bookmarks and posters, to bring the magic of reading to life

  • National Literacy Trust membership

    Including library coordinator training

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