Worksop business donates funds to primary school to mark World Book Day

A Worksop business has donated funds to a neighbouring primary school to enable the purchase of more books ahead of the return of many children.

By Sam Jackson, Editor
Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 1:26 pm

Carlton Fires Group, a family-owned business, has made the donation to Ramsden Primary School, in Carlton-in-Lindrick for World Book Day and ahead of many children returning to the classroom on Monday.

Chief executive Mark Pepper said: “Reading is such an important part of children’s education and under more normal circumstances a little bit of fun and fanfare is made at schools for World Book Day.

“This year, with the children still home schooling, we decided to make a donation to our local school so that the children can look forward to enjoying some new books in the weeks ahead as they settle back into the school environment.”

Ramsden Primary headteacher Chris Wilson with Carlton Forest Group's commercial director, Graham White and managing director of Carlton Forest 3PL, Adam Jones.

World Book Day, which takes place today, was first launched in 1995 by UNESCO to celebrate books and authors and encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading.

Mr Pepper added: “Reading is a great skill to acquire at a young age and it can unlock so much in terms of learning, relaxing and exploring the world.

“We are delighted to support one local school in its quest to evoke a love of reading in its students and we hope they enjoy the new books immensely.”

Ramsden Primary’s business manager, Catherine Garrett, said the donation will be ‘put to very good use.’

"It’s great to have the support of local businesses and our children will enjoy the books that we are able to buy for them. Our sincere thanks to everyone at Carlton Forest Group,” she added.

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