Businesses across Wythenshawe took time out to read stories to schoolchildren as part of World Book Day.

BW3 organised the event and representatives from five different organisations, Manchester Airport, Manchester City Council, Freedom Finance and an Enterprise Advisor, took part in the activity.

They read to youngsters at Button Lane Primary in Wythenshawe.

BW3 has supported World Book Day for many years and was determined to do the same, despite being in lockdown. The readers delivered their sessions virtually, dialling into the classrooms and taking questions from teachers and students alike.

BW3 chair Adam Jupp, who read to year 5 pupils, said: “BW3 has been proud to support World Book Day every year and it is one of the events our members look forward to every year.
“While it was a bit different to be reading to a classroom over Zoom, it was great to see how much the pupils were engaged and I would like to thank all those who supported the activity.
“There were even some great examples of fancy dress on the calls, which really brings the reading of the stories to life – I wasn’t brave enough for that!!
“This is a great example of how BW3 members want to continue doing all they can to supporting wellbeing of Wythenshawe in these challenging times and we look forward to working with our partner schools in the year ahead.”

Schools are always looking for volunteers to listen to their pupils read. If you are interested in doing this please contact