Earlier this year we launched Bookbag in St. Eithne's GNS - here's a recap of that wonderful day!
Bookbag is a children’s book gifting initiative, now in its fourth year.
It was established by picturebook maker and creator of the Henry Hugglemonster series, Niamh Sharkey Author and Illustrator, during her term as Laureate na nÓg (2012–2014) and is delivered in partnership with Brown Bag Films and Children's Books Ireland.
Aimed at schools in areas of disadvantage, which may not have the necessary resources to fund author or illustrator visits or books for a school library, the Bookbag project builds a buzz around reading and encourages a whole-school reading culture, which should be sustainable beyond the duration of the project. Bookbag ensures that every child in the school has access to at least one book in their home.
Do you know of a school in need, who might welcome a visit from the Bookbag team? We are currently accepting applications from Dublin primary schools for 2017: APPLY NOW!
Closing date for applications is November 30th 2017, so spread the word!
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