Local bookshop Max Minerva’s have generously donated 51 book vouchers to be handed out to young people attending Bristol Sport Foundation’s (BSF) Easter Holiday Camps.
Max Minerva’s is an independent family-owned bookshop on the border of Henleaze and Westbury Park, Bristol selling adults and children’s titles, both fiction and non-fiction. As well as being a bookshop they also run events including children’s creative writing workshops and author read throughs and also offer a reading subscription service.
The vouchers will be handed out to Holiday Camp attendees who have been crowned ‘Max Minerva’s Star of the Day’, awarded to those children that have stood out from the crowd whether that be for sporting prowess, effort put in or sportsmanship.
This is the latest initiative in an on-going partnership between Max Minerva’s and BSF which aims to help improve the reading and literacy levels of young people across Greater Bristol, with Max Minerva’s recently donating books to our Reading Recovery programme which helps primary school children aged between 7 and 11 improve their literacy skills by giving them time to practice reading ‘one to one’ with a volunteer adult or ‘Buddy’ using the power of technology to enable virtual volunteering.
Max Minerva Co-Founder, Sam Taylor, said: “We’re always looking for ways to encourage young people to read so are delighted to be able to provide book tokens for Bristol Sport Foundation to giveaway at their Easter Holidays Camps. Whether you’re a ’sporty’ person discovering reading or a ‘bookworm’ discovering sport, there’s great joy to be found in both.”
Tom Monks, Head of Programmes at BSF, said: “This partnership delivers a key message that education needs to be balanced. BSF advocates the importance of physical activity and sport for all children but not at the expense of literacy and reading, the two can go hand-in-hand.
“The book vouchers kindly provided by Max Minerva’s delivers this message and allows us to reward children demonstrating sporting behaviours that we encourage, such as; teamwork, kindness, effort and resilience.”
There are still spaces left on our Easter Holiday Camps, please click here to browse our programme and book your child’s place.