Publishing firm does its bit to help schools

Ian Aguado-Bush with his son Raul
Ian Aguado-Bush with his son Raul

A FINMERE firm which aims to help schools raise money through a series of books it produces is looking to expand.

Little Learners Publishing has been running since the beginning of this year and creates booklets designed to teach children how to complete adult tasks such as tie their own shoe laces or clean their teeth.

The company provides ordering slips to schools which put them in their pupils’ book bags.

Parents can then order the books they want and pay for them with the school later being invoiced by the company. Any profit made by the school can be spent on school activities or projects.

Ian Aguado-Bush, who owns the company with his business partner David Foreman, said: “We know at the moment with Government cuts there is little money to go around. The schools don’t have to pay us in advance. If the school sends out 50 slips with their children and they get 50 back, the school instantly raises £50.”

He added the firm had also just donated 150 books to a project to help people in Gambia.

Also as part of that project, Tesco has agreed to donate 150 toothbrushes and toothpaste.

“We are a small local company,” Mr Aguado-Bush said. “We both have two children so we know that school funds aren’t what they used to be.”

Little Learners Publishing has also set itself the goal of raising £500,000 for UK schools.

More information on Little Learners can be found on its website www.littlelearnerspublishing.co.uk.