Barter Books Trip

2nd May 2019

Siobhan Dowd Trust Award Glendale Middle School £250

Glendale Middle School were recently awarded £250 from the Siobhan Dowd Trust – a charity which works to give young people the opportunity to read and enjoy literature. The grant was given so that a small group of pupils could purchase books for the library and experience the joys of browsing through book shops, especially as we have one of the biggest and best second-hand book shops in the country, so close to us – Barter Books! The pupils had a super relaxing morning that included a guided walk around the historical shop, exploring its past and culminating in the purchase of over 90 much needed books for our library. Generously, Glendale PTA also contributed by funding the coach costs and treating the students to a slice of cake and tea in the coffee shop; confirming to the pupils that there are very few better ways to pass the time than browsing through books! Glendale Middle School whole-heartedly thanks the Siobhan Dowd Trust and the Glendale PTA for making this possible.