Every Decorated BookBench Tells a Special Story…

Thousands of young people from over 140 schools and community groups in the West Midlands have decorated 175 BookBenches with designs inspired by their favourite novels, comics, poems and prose.

With the help of generous partners, supporters and venues, we are thrilled to share their wonderful designs with you.

 

169. The Wonder of Walliams BookBench

The Big Read, 169. The Wonder of Walliams BookBench
St. Bernard’s Catholic Primary School BookBench inspired by the writings of David Walliams. St. Bernard’s Big Read project kicked off with a whole school assembly and art competition, which saw ....

170. Charlie and the Chocolate Bench

The Big Read, 170. Charlie and the Chocolate Bench
Dame Ellen Pinsent School BookBench inspired by Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The children in Upper School were asked what their favourite book was. The overwhelming consensus was ....

171. Bee a Reader

bee a reader benson school
Benson Community School BookBench inspired by our school motto, but with a twist. Benson's pupils wanted to create something that not only represented their love for reading, but also encompassed ....

172. Once upon a Time

The Big Read, 172. Once upon a Time
Holyhead School BookBench inspired by fairytales. All of the students of Holyhead School were given the opportunity to contribute, by submitting their designs for the BookBench. Many, many entries w....

173. St. Clare’s Wonderland

The Big Read, 173. St. Clare’s Wonderland
St. Clare's Catholic Primary and Nursery School BookBench inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. The whole school entered a competition to design a BookBench inspired by Lewis Carroll's Al....

174. St. Mary’s Church of England Academy

The Big Read, 174. St. Mary’s Church of England Academy
St. Mary's C of E Primary Academy and Nursery Handsworth BookBench inspired by the ethos and values of our school St. Mary's BookBench was designed using a combination of children's ideas. The book ....

175. Everyone

The Big Read, 175. Everyone
Welford Primary School BookBench inspired by everyone - celebrating diversity and inclusion at Welford Primary School. Welford Primary School believe in celebrating diversity and challenging stereot....