Siobhan Dowd Trust Grant

When we returned to school in September 2017, we had a lovely surprise. In June we applied to the Siobhan Dowd Trust for some help towards buying books about British Values, for children to read in the new school library on our big red bus. The Director of the Siobhan Dowd Trust, Kate Powling, has sent us a beautiful, big box of books, with a hand-written card saying that she was really interested to learn about our bus project and she hopes that the children of Derwent Vale Primary School enjoy reading these books for pleasure, as well as to help us learn. You can see from our photographs how excited we were to see our fabulous new books. As part of their Literacy work, Mrs Dennison's class sent thank you letters to the Trust on behalf of all the staff, governors and children of Derwent Vale Primary and Nursery School.

 You can see our school mentioned and find out more about the Siobhan Dowd Trust by following this link:

 You can also learn about Siobhan Dowd, who is the inspiration behind the generosity of the Trust: