Toormina given book donation
TOORMINA Public students are sure to be well read this year and next turning pages for the pleasure of it, after a generous gift to the school.
The public school has been granted a ‘Book Bank’ by Dymock’s Children’s Charities.
This will allows students to choose a new book of their choice from a catalogue every term.
The two-year program is an opportunity offered to just five schools in NSW and is aimed at improving the reading skills of students.
Dymocks managing director Children’s Charities, Jacquie Stratford, said once the kids have read their books, they are placed into a classroom ‘book bank’ where they are shared with fellow classmates.
“At the end of the year the kids can take their chosen book home to keep,” Ms Stratford said.
She yesterday attended a whole-of-school assembly in the company of Annalies van Westenbrugge, the Department of Education’s senior curriculum advisor.
There they delivered the first shipment of books.
The program was launched with special video messages from comedian Ahn Do and Adam Spencer, who encouraged the kids to get involved and read.