‘Growing up as a book lover it was really fantastic to see kids get so excited about books!  Book Bag was such a nice project to be involved in, and to see how happy the children involved were to get a gift of a book to take home was really special. It was a wonderful experience to be a small part of helping to grow that appetite for reading. Everyone in Our Lady of Victories in Ballymun made us feel so welcome on the day and we all had so much fun creating a Monster Doodle together. It was brilliant to see all the creativity from budding future artists we might see in BBF in the future!’

Sarah Lonsdale,

“The day itself was fantastic – just seeing the kids’ imaginations light up as they drew, trying different designs, making up their own stories. It was brilliant to sit and talk to them about the crazy things they were coming up with.”

Phil Mc Darby,

‘We are so privileged to have been a part of the scheme this year with you and all at CBI. Lots of staff are still mentioning the scheme, the book gifting, the monster Doodle, the author visits and the link with yourself, Elaina, and I want to say a huge huge thank you to yourself and your colleagues for your continued interest in our pupils at Rutland NS following our first contact with CBI. Some children are even writing their own books in recent times - I've noticed one young author cellotaping his chapters together as he is writing a series of chapters/volume of short books about a set of interesting food and vegetable characters!! On behalf of us all at Rutland NS I want to thank you most sincerely again.’

Áine Caffrey, Rutland National School, Dublin