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“It is a joy running these book clubs. They are a peer-on-peer activity that needs minimal work from me and has a great impact on reading for pleasure.”

Pauline Lawrence, Library Manager & Independent Learning Coordinator, Haverstock School

So far, over 13,000 pupils have participated in our book clubs

* Help pupils develop character, communication and leadership skills and boost their wellbeing.

* Provide access to award-winning, diverse books and authors.

* Create a reading for pleasure culture

* Easy to run with structured weekly resources, training for book club leaders and your own BCiS school manager.

Registration Form

We ask schools to contribute £750 per year towards the full cost of providing Book Clubs in Schools. BCiS fundraises for the remaining cost of the programme from Trusts and Foundations.

 

The books for the club are purchased separately by each school, approximately £5.00 per pupil.

Schools which participate in BCIS receive:

A BCiS School Manager who will work with you and deliver ongoing support via email, phone and/or video conferencing throughout the project

A BCiS School Manager who will work with you and deliver ongoing support via email, phone and/or video conferencing throughout the project

A tailored BCiS Project Plan for your school

A tailored BCiS Project Plan for your school

Online training by your BCiS School Manager for the Book Club Leaders

Online training by your BCiS School Manager for the Book Club Leaders

The BCiS Training Manual

The BCiS Training Manual

The curated BCiS Book List to choose the title for your book club to read

The curated BCiS Book List to choose the title for your book club to read

Bespoke BCIS Questions and Activities for the Book Clubbers - divided to match the weekly reading, (20-30 pages per week) of the book

Bespoke BCIS Questions and Activities for the Book Clubbers - divided to match the weekly reading, (20-30 pages per week) of the book

BCiS self evaluation questionnaires for all participants - online links

BCiS self evaluation questionnaires for all participants - online links

BCiS badges for all Book Club Leaders and Book Clubbers

BCiS badges for all Book Club Leaders and Book Clubbers

BCiS invitation template to Book Clubbers

BCiS invitation template to Book Clubbers

BCiS template letter to Book Club Leaders’ (as appropriate) and Book Clubbers’ parents

BCiS template letter to Book Club Leaders’ (as appropriate) and Book Clubbers’ parents

BCiS School Accreditation Certificate

BCiS School Accreditation Certificate

Book Club Leaders' Accreditation certificates - to use on CVs, UCAS personal statements and for the volunteering or skills criteria for the DofE Award

Book Club Leaders' Accreditation certificates - to use on CVs, UCAS personal statements and for the volunteering or skills criteria for the DofE Award

Book Clubber participation certificates

Book Clubber participation certificates

The School Impact Report, based on the results of the self evaluation questionnaires filled in by all participants before and after the book clubs

The School Impact Report, based on the results of the self evaluation questionnaires filled in by all participants before and after the book clubs