Wednesday, 12 June 2013

10,000 Books!!

An exciting shipment for Bookbus arrived here in Zambia last week. I got a call from customs while at school on Thursday. ‘Come and collect your 600kg of books today,’ they said!
10,000 books donated by Miles Kelly Publishing for the Zambia and Malawi projects were waiting for us, so we loaded them onto the Bookbus and brought them back to camp. What makes this shipment even more special is that these books are branded with the Bookbus logo and for every book sold in the UK, Miles Kelly will make a donation to The Bookbus Foundation. So it is a HUGE thank you from everyone involved in the Bookbus to all at Miles Kelly!!

Today we took the first of the books out into the field. We learnt, amongst many things,  about why ladybirds have spots from the “Bugs” book, using the book to emphasis what nouns and adjectives are before making flying ladybirds.

We then distributed the first of the books, with all the pupils in grades 5, 6 and 7 at Twabuka School getting 2 books each to take home. They were SUPER excited and the first task was to make sure they wrote their names in their books, very important!

Sets of the 10 different titles will be given to the schools to add to their Bookbus libraries, some will be sent to South Luangwa, Lusaka and Malawi and of course some will find their homes on Charlie and Matilda our two mobile libraries!

Thank you to all at Miles Kelly Publishing!
Kelly - June 2013