Donating hundreds of books to schools for World Book Day
In March, Avanti West Coast teamed up with a children’s book company to donate hundreds of titles to primary schools across its network to help improve reading skills, supporting Little Box of Books to provide a diverse and inclusive selection of literature to schools to encourage and celebrate the joy of reading.
As part of World Book Day, boxes containing 100 storybooks were delivered to 11 schools across the West Coast Main Line route including Lancaster, Runcorn, Manchester, Crewe, Liverpool, Macclesfield, Stockport and Penrith.
The support for the initiative is part a wider strategy adopted by Avanti West Coast aimed at children and young people which includes a schools engagement programme about careers in rail.
Founder and Director of Little Box of Books, Lynsey Pollard, said: “Reading is the most crucial skill for all children. Little Box of Books is on a mission to get more inclusive books into as many primary schools as we can and we’re so grateful for Avanti West Coast’s support.”