We are delighted to be able to awarded a grant to The Sir Robert Woodard Academy to allow them to take part in the BookTrust Booksbuzz scheme. This scheme encourages young people to read by giving them a selection 17 books which they can choose to purchase for £3. This grant will mean that Sompting Big Local will pay the £3, so every pupil starting in year 7 in September will receive a book to take home, enjoy and keep. We know that reading is important to young people by increasing their vocabulary, they preform better in school, become more empathetic and improve their creativity. The grant also allows for a selection of new books to be purchased to keep in the Library.