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.

 

13. Our World of David Walliams

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Solihull Junior School BookBench inspired by a collection of characters from the books of David Walliams, our pupil's favourite author. Solihull Junior School pupils voted for their favourite author....

14. Wizard of Oz – The Incredible Journey of Recovery

The Big Read, 14. Wizard of Oz - The Incredible Journey of Recovery
St. Andrew's Birmingham BookBench inspired by how mental health is overlooked in The Wizard of Oz. This bench shows Dorothy’s struggle with mental health. Each character in The Wizard of Oz repres....

15. Where’s St. George at Weston?

The Big Read 15. Where's St. George at Weston?
St. George's C.E. Primary School BookBench inspired by our whole school visit to Weston. This bench represents the family of St. George's and their visit to Weston. Every child in school contributed....

16. Books, the Fuel for Imagination

The Big Read 16. Books, the Fuel for Imagination
The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham BookBench inspired by our imaginations! Fly away and be transported to another world, time or place with the help of a good book and your imagination. Rem....

17. A Short Rest

The Big Read 17. A Short Rest
King Edward's School, Birmingham BookBench inspired by our Old Boy J.R.R. Tolkien. King Edward's BookBench is inspired by the school's most famous old boy, J.R.R. Tolkien. The magic of Tolkien's sto....

18. Childhood Memories

The Big Read 18. Childhood Memories
King Edward VI Five Ways School BookBench inspired by our favourite childhood books. Pupils produced designs exploring their favourite book titles. They wanted the BookBench to represent their love ....

19. Pirates!

The Big Read, 19. Pirates!
King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls BookBench inspired by Celia Rees's book Pirates! Pirates! Day inspired the Year 8 pupils to create a BookBench design celebrating the work of visiting auth....

20. Paddington – a Bear in Birmingham

The Big Read, 19. Paddington - A Bear in Birmingham
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls BookBench inspired by the fabulous adventures of Paddington and the wonderful city of Birmingham. The BookBench shows the inimitable Paddington Bear seeing ....

21. A Series of Unfortunate Events

The Big Read, 21. A Series of Unfortunate Events
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys BookBench inspired by Lemony Snicket's series A Series of Unfortunate Events. Student readers selected a series of books, inspired by the HeForShe campaign. ....

22. Pictures Speak a Thousand Words

The Big Read 22.Pictures Speak a Thousand Words
King Edward VI Aston School BookBench inspired by Year 7's childhood book memories. Year 7 looked at the role of an illustrator in their art lessons, in particular the work of Quentin Blake. They ha....

23. BookBench by Our Lady’s Catholic Primary

The Big Read 23. BookBench by Our Lady's Catholic Primary
Our Lady's Catholic Primary School BookBench inspired by our pupils. This BookBench was generously donated to the primary school by The Schools of King Edward VI as a blank canvas for children to de....

24. The Big Bang

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Quantum Exhibition Centre BookBench inspired by our universe and how it was formed. Einstein's theories about our universe forming from an infinitely small point during the Big Bang are widely accep....