Law firm Shakespeares has helped pupils at a Birmingham secondary school engage with their homework assignments with a delivery of study aids.
Shakespeares provided Swanshurst School, in Billesley, with 125 books from SKIPS Educational, a new publishing company which aims to supply every child in the UK with a free copy of its unique and fun learning aids.
Developed by frustrated parent Ash Sharma to motivate his daughter to do her homework, the SKIPS books transform the curriculum into entertaining crosswords and puzzles with the aim of bringing parents and children together.
The nationwide ‘free book for every child’ scheme launched in March 2013 following a successful pilot in Birmingham, during which more than 83% of teachers claimed they would recommend SKIPS books to their colleagues and more than 70% of children improved their literacy and numeracy skills.
Lynn McCabe, assistant headteacher at Swanshurst, said: “We are very grateful to Shakepeares who have contributed to the purchasing of the SKIPS books. They will be an invaluable aid to our incoming Year 7 pupils in their transition from primary to secondary school.”
Shakespeares partner Gary Davie said: “We wanted to give something positive back to the community and these books have helped us do just that. This scheme is a great way of helping future generations to excel in their studies.”