New books for Birchgrove thanks to Peter’s Slice of the Pie
A Cardiff-based primary school has benefited from the Peter’s ‘Slice of the Pie’ community fund.
Birchgrove Primary School has been donated funding for books by Wales’ premier pie-maker.
The Cardiff school will use the new items as part of an initiative to create new reading corners in every classroom within the school.
Birchgrove Primary won the prize after the Parent, Teacher and Friend’s Association completed the Peter’s Food online application form with a strong bid for funding.
PTFA member Sarah Day said: “We were delighted when we heard that Birchgrove Primary had been chosen as a winner of the Peter’s ‘Slice of the Pie’ community funding.
“The children have really enjoyed creating the reading corners and the new books will make their use all the more fun.”
After presenting the pupils with their new books, Peter’s judged the school competition to decide which classroom had created the best new reading corner.
Class 4H were named the worthy winner for their creation of “Ty Goeden Darllen”, a tree house themed design which pupils said “made them feel proud to read and proud of themselves”.
Head Teacher Sarah Morgan said: “Book corners are an effective way to foster a love of reading in schools, allowing students to feel inspired to read, learn and reach their full potential.
“These new items will help to make reading sessions an exciting time for pupils.
“The school is really grateful for Peter’s support.”
Claire Conway, Marketing Manager at the Caerphilly-based food giant said: “Birchgrove’s call for new school reading corners was an inspiring idea that grabbed our attention.
“The new reading corners are so much more stimulating for the pupils. It was so impressive to see the variety of creations, from circus themed corners through to Army bases!
“We are thrilled to be able to support the local communities that have always supported us.”