Aims of the project
Provide community access to our facilities.
Facilitate reading in disadvantaged schools.
Facilitate training for charity volunteers.
Background and goals
The school was approached by the charity and we were keen to closely support it with the management of the event, as well as the catering and providing a suitable venue. There have been two Beanstalk Bookfests so far and we intend to continue the festival annually.
Venue provision (facilities, catering and tech support).
Headmistress and School Librarian attend.
Provision of second hand books from FHS pupils.
Authors are engaged to talk by the charity itself.
Feedback actively saught from charity partner and from volunteers/pupils on the day itself.
Success measured by growth of event each year with plans to expand the festival to more pupils as the new venues in the school become available.
Pupils from a range of primary schools around London are invited by the charity along with volunteers from the charity.
Frequency and duration
This is an annual event.