Malling Rotarians back drive to boost literacy

Vice President Anne Griggins, Past President Rosemary Casswell and Liz Simpson Club Communications Officer joins Malling Rotarians to support Buster’s Book Club.


Malling Rotary Club is the latest organisation to consider sponsoring a local school to take up the reading reward scheme Buster’s Book Club.

Inspire Schools CEO Simon Dolby  met club members this week to brief them on the detail of the scheme.

Simon said: “The question and answer section of these talks are always excellent – but Malling club members surpassed themselves with the number of questions and their depth of knowledge on literacy issues and how Buster’s Book Club will assist. It was a great evening and I very much hope they will support a local school to take up the scheme.”

Run by educational charity Inspire Schools, Buster’s Book Club encourages children to read extra at home, with classes competing each week to be awarded the Reading Class of the Week Trophy. A monthly inter-school reading challenge awards winning classes tickets to leisure attractions or visits by storytellers.

The initiative is supported by Little Cheyne Court, Kent Community Foundation, Golding Vision (part of Golding Homes), Orbit, Rotary, Medway Council, Specsavers, Leeds Castle, Diggerland, Wildwood, Acorns Read and Grow, Crown Foundation, Revolution Skatepark, and Kent County Council.

There is still time for schools to join the scheme for 2019 and applications received by 1 December will go into a prize draw to win 400 books. Visit or contact Kay Devine at or on 0844 264 0291.

Rotary Clubs or other organisations interested in sponsoring local schools to take part in Buster’s Book Club should contact Mr Dolby at or on 07989 164 752.

About the Author