For World Book Day this year (7th March) we once again donated book tokens to a school near to one of our developments.

This year it was Bellfield Primary School, just a three-minute drive away from our development The Leeway, in Hull.  We were delighted to give them £100 worth of National Book Tokens to spend on books for their school library.  The tokens will allow them to expand their range of books and help encourage a love of reading.

Wendy Lister, Compendium Living Project Manager, visited the school in person on World Book Day to hand deliver the tokens.  She met Head of School, Anna Howard, and six of the children who had dressed up for the event.

Bellfield Primary School, Hull on World Book DayThe children are currently reading Incredible Me by Kathi Appelt in class.  It’s a book about a young girl celebrating all the qualities that make her special.  For World Book Day the school therefore asked them to come in costumes that reflected their personalities, from sporty to arty to geeky.

Wendy said: “We are very pleased to donate these tokens to Bellfield Primary School.  It was lovely to see them all dressed up. Fostering a love of reading from an early age is incredibly beneficial for children and we are proud to play any role we can in that process.”

Head of School at Bellfield Primary School, Anna Howard, said: “We’re really grateful to Compendium Living for this gift. We really value reading at Bellfield, and books can be expensive. These tokens will give the children the opportunity to choose some new books, and expand the range we can offer to them.”

World Book Day is an annual event which promotes reading for pleasure.  It also offers every child and young person the opportunity to own a book of their own. To find out more, visit

Compendium Living is building a selection of carefully designed two, three and four-bedroom homes at The Leeway over several phases.  There are 125 more new homes under construction in the latest phase.