‘Send a Book Pallet’ – World Book Day Project

Our project for World Book Day (2nd March 2017) is a fantastic way for schools and pupils to directly engage with communities worldwide by spreading the love of reading through the gift of books. We are inviting schools to join our ‘Send a Book Pallet project, the aim of which is to improve literacy for thousands of children both in the UK and overseas.

Pupils bring their unwanted books to school together with £1 which can be fund raised via a school event. Coupled with any surplus good-quality books from school departments or libraries, the books collected should easily fill the 30 or so boxes needed to build a pallet. Children are also invited to include a short note about their chosen book(s), allowing a dialogue to be opened between the school that sends and receives the book shipment. The completed pallet is collected from your school and sent on a wonderful adventure over the high seas to your chosen recipient….

THE REWARD: A ‘GOLDEN TICKET’ FOR EVERY BOY AND GIRL WHO TAKES PART IN THE PROJECT!
“IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS YOU COULD NOT IMAGINE THE MARVELLOUS BOOKS THAT AWAIT YOU”

Participating schools will receive the tickets to give to all the pupils who took part in the project. The ticket is redeemable for up to 3 books at your local Book-Cycle. Simply pop by and choose your books.

* A map of our partner charities along with shipping prices are found here
** For handy tips to help build your book pallet, click here

If you would like to involve your school in the project or have any questions, please contact: [email protected]

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Fund Raising Ideas

A great way to raise funds and gather books at the same time – host a book themed fancy dress or non-uniform day with a difference. Pupils can dress up as their favourite book character and donate £1 towards the ‘Send a Book Pallet’ project. The money raised will then be directly used to ship your books once you have finished collecting them.

There are many other events your school can host to help raise the funds needed to ship the pallet. Take a look at our fund raising page for more ideas and inspiration!

Grow a Book-Cycle branch at your school…

A mini Book-Cycle all of your very own! Typically it will be a shelf or bookcase at reception, as small or large as you can accommodate. Parents and pupils can choose what to pay for up to 3 books per day. The books are theirs to keep, any good quality books no longer wanted at home can also be brought in to replenish the shelves.

A donations box behind reception can be used to gather money for the postage of books to children overseas or to fund fruit tree planting within your school grounds.

Donors can also use ‘Just Text Giving’ by texting book23 to 70070 along with their donation amount:
eg: Book23 £3 to 70070

kdz2Children from St Sidwell’s Primary School on World Book Day!