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Book Fair 2020 – Our Biggest Year Ever




Somerset Times Edition

Week 6, Term Three, 2020

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Heading into Book Fair in Week 5 we expected our revenue to be way down on previous years, due to COVID-19 restrictions making parents unable to visit and the fact it was held in a four-day week. We were so wrong!

In just four days we sold an incredible $17,015 worth of books and stationery, making this our best year ever.

From the funds raised through Book Fair commissions and Book Character Day gold coin donations, we are donating $2625 to, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the literacy of the world’s most vulnerable children.

At the moment, all donations to Room to Read are being matched, so our gift becomes $5250! This is enough to keep 13 girls in school for a year and profoundly change their lives for the better.

We also received $1500 to spend on top-quality Scholastic books for our Junior and Middle Years library collections and have been carefully selecting books we just know the children will love.

There will also be a big box of gifts set aside for Mudgeeraba Special School, which will be personally delivered by our Year 11 students.

If your child placed an order, these have all been submitted to Scholastic and should delivered to their classroom before the end of Week 7 providing there are no unforeseen delays.

Thank you so much for supporting our Book Fair, through your generosity and the joy of reading we have once again been able to brighten the lives of so many young people.

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