900 staff volunteers will take part in volunteering activities during the morning of World Book Day.
Colleagues will be presented with three different options to choose from, under the #ShareAStory overall theme. They will volunteer in small groups in:
Early Years settings: primarily libraries and children’s centres. Colleagues will deliver a storytelling activity using a toolkit which we will create in-house. This will focus around one or two key titles (which won’t be titles on the World Book Day list).
Primary Schools: colleagues will deliver a bookish quiz - again focused on titles which are not on the World Book Day list and using a pre-prepared toolkit.
Secondary Schools: colleagues will deliver an interactive workshop focusing on introducing publishing as a career option.
There will be a book gifting element as an incentive for schools and libraries to engage with us. For schools, this will be a donation to their school library.
Penguin Random House is focusing efforts on ten communities across London – both our local communities (Vauxhall, Holborn & St Pancras, Ealing) and the most ‘literacy vulnerable’ areas according to recent research by the NLT (including Barking, Hackney South, and Camberwell)
engage constituency MPs and potentially a couple of high profile authors by inviting them to join us for the morning
keen to encourage both parents, children and teachers we engage with to redeem their Book Tokens.