County Broadband, a community broadband provider, has teamed up with publisher Usborne Books to donate dozens of educational and mental health books to Mulbarton Primary School near Norwich. Looking after your Mental Health, Miss Molly’s School of Kindness, Write Your Own Story Book, and How Your Body Works are among the donated books.
Bev Theobald, headteacher of Mulbarton Primary School, said, “We are very grateful for County Broadband and Usborne Books to support us during such challenging times for staff, pupils and families. It’s the perfect present ahead of the summer holidays.
“The children were very excited and it’s been great watching them dive straight into them. High-quality reading material is incredibly important for children to help promote a love of reading and prompt conversations around issues such as their physical and mental health.”
County Broadband raised over £1,000 as part of the Usborne Books Community Book Pledge which aims to provide reading materials and up-to-date resources for schools. The broadband provider is currently building full-fibre broadband infrastructure across rural south Norfolk and made the donation as part of its focus on supporting local communities.
Lloyd Felton, chief executive officer at County Broadband, added, “As a community broadband provider, giving something back to our communities and spreading some joy and positivity is one of our most important values and a key reason why we’re supporting all the areas in which we’re building future-ready hyperfast full-fibre broadband.”
County Broadband’s full-fibre networks use fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) infrastructure and offer download and uploads speeds of 1,000 Mbps.