A KEIGHLEY primary school is to receive an ‘instant library’.

Merlin Top is among six primary schools across the Bradford district, which have remained open during lockdown to cater for the children of key workers and vulnerable youngsters, chosen to benefit from the scheme.

Each school will receive 30 new books published by Penguin Random House, plus various reading and writing-related activities that pupils can use in the classroom and at home.

The schools will also be given National Literacy Trust membership, providing teachers with access to more resources.

Behind the venture is KPMG, supported by the literacy trust and Bradford Stories.

And it was launched by best-selling children’s authors and illustrators Sam Copeland, Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola.

Jonathan Douglas, for the National Literacy Trust, said: “There has never been a more important time to get books into the hands of the children who need them most. KPMG’s instant libraries are sure to inspire creativity, nurture a love of reading and provide comfort to vulnerable children during this time of uncertainty.”

The initiative kick-starts KPMG’s Reading the Future campaign, which celebrates the firm’s 150th anniversary and marks a commitment to transforming disadvantaged communities through literacy, education and skills.