The project also involved University of Roehampton graduate students in Children’s Literature, who contributed book expertise, planning support and volunteering on the day. The project will be developed and extended to new prisons in 2016.
We can’t give our children presents so it’s nice they get something to take home’
‘I read it with my papa. Reading is brill!’
‘I’m going to read it tonight!’
‘It gave my son a chance to read with his dad. It’s the first time they’ve done that’
‘Some of the children told me they can’t afford books at home, so this was really special for them’
‘The kids were absolutely thrilled to discover their names were written on the inside of their books. The parents said it was such a nice, personal touch’