Royal Grammar School


Students celebrate World Book Day with book collection

Students celebrate World Book Day with book collection

RGS students celebrate World Book Day 
To celebrate World Book Day 2019, students, their parents and staff were asked to donate any unwanted books, from much-loved children’s books to adult’s books, fiction and non-fiction, to create a giant book tree within the school reception. With so many books donated, the book tree multiplied to become a book forest!


Following the completion of the book collection, all the books collected will be donated to local state primary schools and charity, Borderline Books.

The local state primary schools that will benefit from the children’s books are those that our Sixth Form students regularly visit as part of their voluntary service. Students visit these schools every week, volunteering 5000 hours per year to deliver reading sessions to some of their youngest students.


Borderline Books is a Gateshead-based charity who will take all the adult's books and distribute these to a number of local community groups that they work with, including women’s refuges and old people’s homes.

The book collection is just one of the many philanthropic activities regularly taking place; one of the many ways we give back to the local community.