To celebrate World Book Day 2022, we have invested in 7,000 new novels with a value of over £54,000. This record investment is just one example of how we are broadening our student’s horizons through literature.

Each book has been carefully selected by the Trust’s Literacy Leads to stretch and challenge our students whilst exposing them to the world we all share. By the time our scholars leave one of ours schools we hope they will have read all 60 books.

To celebrate this landmark investment, we have invited all of our students to design a bookmark with the theme ‘books make good friends’. The winner of this fantastic competition will have their designed printed and used by thousands of staff and students.

Wesley Davies, Chief Executive, said:

“At The Two Counties Trust, we recognise the impact reading can have on a student’s understanding of the world we share. That is why we’re proud to have made the biggest ever investment in our libraries with 7,000 new books for our students. I am looking forward to reading our students’ reviews and seeing the impact it has on their life choices.”

Daniel Goodall, Trust English Lead, said:

“We know the importance of reading cannot be underestimated and, we all know, that curling up with a good book is one life’s greatest pleasures. At The Two Counties Trust, we take Literacy seriously and our carefully curated reading lists allow our students to be transported from one world to another, encountering the delights of plot, characterisation and theme. 

“I am delighted our students will have access to 7000 new books in our brilliantly stocked libraries and I can’t wait to hear about what our students have been reading.”