500 Words: Black Lives Matter book for CB schools

500 Words: Black Lives Matter book for CB schools

£1,100

+ estimated £213 Gift Aid
£6,500 target

46 supporters


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Lesliedclark

£46 + an est. £11.50 in Gift Aid 30th Nov 2020 08:57


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Anonymous

£25 on 24th Nov 2020 16:09



Started on 23rd October 2020 London, England, United Kingdom

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The Book

The 500 Words: Black Lives Matter book is an inspiring collection of children's writing submitted to the 500 Words competition 2020 in the Black Lives Matter category. Around 6000 children aged between 5 and 13 years old added their voices to the conversation around the Black Lives Matter movement by expressing themselves through stories, poems and real-life experiences. This is one of the most vital conversations in society today: understanding the perspectives of the younger generation is incredibly important - they are our future.

The shortlisted 8 entries, plus a further 92, have been collated in this powerful and  timely book which includes a foreword from Virgin Radio DJ Chris Evans and writing tips for young writers from the judges. 

The importance of getting this book into the hands of children 

Children across the country should have access to this book - and not just those who have someone in their lives who feels that this is something they should be encouraged to read, and who are in a position to buy it.

This book provides an immediate opportunity to engage and inform all children through the reflection and conversations that will be prompted by the texts and has legacy: as a valuable record of how children feel about the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.

If we can ensure that every one of our 900 Coram Beanstalk schools has at least one copy of this book in their library our reading helpers, and school staff, can make sure that every child has a chance to consider and connect personally - and educationally - with this hugely relevant topic.

£6500 will allow us to purchase and distribute one copy of this book to each of our 900 schools.

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lesliedclark pledged £46 + an est. £11.50 in Gift Aid
30th November 2020 at 8:57am
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Anonymous pledged £25

24th November 2020 at 4:09pm

Piers Torday commented

Such an important and timely project - please support if you can.

23rd November 2020 at 4:50pm
Piers Torday pledged £25
23rd November 2020 at 4:50pm
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Amandeep Gill pledged £20
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Heleema Neville pledged £7 + an est. £1.75 in Gift Aid
17th November 2020 at 4:47pm
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Emma Haynes/Jane Finigan commented

A great initiative, good luck and thank you to all those making it happen.

16th November 2020 at 7:47pm
Jenny Colgan pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
13th November 2020 at 2:05pm
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Caroline Woollett pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
10th November 2020 at 9:49am
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Mohammed Ali commented

Inspiring children is super important right now. Keep going!

10th November 2020 at 8:38am

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