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Oasis Academy Aspinal unveils new book vending machine

Oasis Academy Aspinal unveils new book vending machine

A local Manchester primary school has unveiled a brand new book vending machine to pupils and parents, which introduces a different way for pupils to have a love of literacy and reading.

The machine was majority funded by Mum's on a Mission as they were keen to support the schools encouragement of reading and ensuring all children have access to high quality texts and fun books. They donated £1000 towards it from funds they had raised.

Angela Sweeting, Principal at Oasis Academy Aspinal said; “At Oasis Academy Aspinal, we all feel that children should have excitement for reading and we always encourage reading for pleasure.”

“This machine has prompted a huge talking point not just amongst the children but also parents as they have learnt what a vending machine is and they are getting to come up with ways in which they can earn tokens to win books.”

Oasis Academy Aspinal, an Ofsted graded ‘Good’ academy with ‘Outstanding’ features purchased the machine to ensure the children have a love of reading.

Matt Foster, SENCO & Designated Safeguarding Lead at Oasis Academy Aspinal added; “We are thinking that children who become Millionaire readers (those who have read a million words according to Accelerated Reader) will earn a token and subsequently win a prize. The children are going to suggest other ways in which they can earn tokens.”

The group who made this possible, called ‘Mums on a Mission’ consisting of parents and friends and Hub council members from Oasis Academy Aspinal are determined to help in as many ways as they can. Back in December, they delivered over 100 care packages to vulnerable families, single people and children to help them through a time of need over the Christmas period.

Daniel Marsh