5th March, 2015
Pupils at Rye Oak Primary School's Magic Breakfast Book Club
love receiving new titles from Give A Book!
On World Book Day, what better time could there be to tell you a bit about our Magic Breakfast Book Clubs and our
partnership with Give A Book?
Give a Book is a charity that donates books where they will be of particular benefit. The charity approached Magic Breakfast
a couple of years ago, helping us to set up our first book club alongside a breakfast club in Westminster. Since then we have
set up nine more book clubs in London and Somerset, and will soon be extending the scheme to Yorkshire.
Victoria Gray, from Give A Book, says: “We love the connection with Magic Breakfast. Seeing children tucking into a bagel and
a book is very heart-warming”.
There is real excitement among children opening up a parcel of new books and choosing which one to read. If you don’t
have books at home, or have books already read by an older sibling, or usually borrow books from your school library, being
allowed to be the first person to turn to the first page of a brand new book can be really special.
Rob Hyneman, Assistant Headteacher at Rye Oak Primary School, Peckham: “The children love the Magic Breakfast Book Club
and it allows them to share stories with each other while they are having breakfast”.
Carmel McConnell, Founder of Magic Breakfast: “The generosity of Give A Book helps to inspire and enrich the lives of
pupils as they eat their most important meal of the day. We are looking forward to extending our partnership with the charity and
wish everyone 'happy reading' this World Book Day”.