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Inspirational book boxes

A few years ago, Safire Insurance and Cordwalles Boys’ Prep School in Pietermaritzburg joined forces to inspire young readers at Ashdown Primary School, where the more than 1600 pupils come from under-privileged homes, to become ‘book-wise’.

To encourage a passion for books and reading, Safire created ‘book boxes’, brightly coloured storage boxes, which were filled with appropriate books according to the reading levels of each class by Cordwalles (a huge task, carefully undertaken by the Cordwalles librarian Sharon Smallie).