The Perse School

Pupils collect record number of books for charity

29 Apr 2014

The Year 10 Charities Committee have broken a Perse School record by collecting 7,585 books to donate to schools and libraries across Africa. This is more than double the number of books collected in any previous year!

In order to achieve this fantastic result, members of the committee visited their respective primary schools and delivered assemblies about their project. They inspired pupils at these schools to each donate a book, and thus King’s College School, the Perse Prep and the Perse Pelican all made significant contributions to the final total.

Several departments at the Perse Upper also donated textbooks and literature books which are no longer used at the School.

Once all of the books had been collected, the committee also took on the huge task of counting, sorting and boxing each of the 7,585 books so that they could be shipped to schools and libraries in need across Africa. The books were picked up over the Easter holiday by School Aid, the charity which will make sure that they find suitable new homes.

Well done to all of those who have made a contribution to this fantastic cause.


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