Peterborough pupils get literary boost thanks to new Kindles

Pupils are given the Kindles

Pupils are given the Kindles

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Parnwell Primary School in Peterborough received a literary treat after 20 new Kindles along with a £2,000 cash donation for pupils was delivered by Amazon fulfilment centre staff at the school’s start of term assembly.

The surprise donation was made by staff from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Peterborough and will support the school’s campaign to improve literacy levels and encourage pupils of all ages to enjoy reading. The £2,000 donation will to go towards the purchase of books and improvement initiatives taking place at the school.

Parnwell Primary School, located five miles from the Amazon Peterborough fulfilment centre, received the donation of Kindles and cash donation as part of the company’s local community programme, where associates regularly choose local schools and good causes to receive donations and other support.

Several associates from the Peterborough fulfilment centre have children at Parnwell Primary and Marcelo Affonso, General Manager at the fulfilment centre visited the school to deliver the special surprise alongside a team of Amazon associates.

Marcelo said: “At Amazon, we’re passionate about helping the community around us and when our associates suggested making a Kindle donation to Parnwell Primary to support its literacy campaign we jumped at the chance to help.

“Making a difference in the local community is important to Amazon, and our team in Peterborough, who play an active role in selecting the causes that we support throughout the year. It was great to visit the school and experience the great work being done by the staff in supporting and encouraging our local pupils to read.”

Parnwell Primary School Headteacher, Janice Butterworth, added: “We are absolutely thrilled with the 20 kindles that Amazon have donated to Parnwell School. This is a super way to motivate and inspire our readers. The cash donation will be used to improve our reading provision even further. On behalf of our school community, I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Amazon for considering Parnwell.”

Amazon supports a wide range of local and national charities, including In Kind Direct - a charity which distributes goods from manufacturers and retailers to charities working in the UK and abroad.