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Swansea school welcomes Amazon books donation

A PRIMARY school in Swansea has received a £1,000 donation for books from the team at Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Swansea in partnership with National Literacy Trust.  

The donation was made to Waun Wen Primary School, an English-medium, Local Authority maintained primary school for pupils between 3 and 11 years old.  

The donation was made through a partnership between Amazon and National Literacy Trust. The partnership, which began in 2021, aims to deliver books to schools across the UK to increase literacy and reading levels.   

As well as the £1,000 donation for books, a group of 12 employees from Amazon in Swansea visited the school to host reading workshops with the story The Real Egg, and encourage fun reading.  

One of the Amazon employees who helped deliver the books to the pupils at Waun Wen Primary School is Georgie Bradshaw. She said:  “I’m passionate about helping young people experience the joy of reading and I’m so pleased that Amazon has given me a platform to support a school in our community. I’m happy to have played a small part in bringing Amazon’s National Literacy Trust partnership to life this year through the donation of books and the reading event with the school.”   

Clare Steel, from Waun Wen Primary School, added: “It was great to welcome the Amazon team to our classroom. The pupils were excited to receive the donation of books and they’ve already been flying off the shelves in our library. Thank you to everyone at Amazon in Swansea for this support.”   

Amazon supports the communities where it operates and has delivered free computer science and STEM education programmes to more than 700,000 students across the UK through Amazon Future Engineer.  

Amazon helps community organisations transport meals and other essentials to families in need through its pro bono logistics programme, Amazon Local Good, including more than seven million healthy breakfasts to children at risk of hunger in partnership with Magic Breakfast. And through its Multibank initiative, co-founded with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Amazon has supported more than 200,000 families experiencing poverty, with the donation of more than 2 million surplus essential goods.   

Amazon partners with Comic Relief to help people tackle poverty and is the official home of the charity’s iconic Red Nose. Together with its employees, customers, and partners, Amazon has raised over £4.8 million to fund projects that support people who struggling with the cost-of-living crisis and tackle issues such as homelessness, mental health problems, and food insecurity across the UK, and around the world.