Dictionaries 4 Life

Year 6 pupils at St James CE Primary Academy proudly show off their Dictionaries4Life after the presentation at the school. With Dick Wood – President Elect and Chris Sharp - Rotary President.

DICTIONARIES FOR YEAR 6 AT ST JAMES SCHOOL, DURKAR

2016 Dictionaires 4 Life

For the third year running the Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry has  presented Dictionaries4Life to the year 6 pupils at St James CE Primary Academy, Durkar. The presentations were made in the schools assembly by Chris Sharp, President, and Dick Wood, President Elect, of the Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry. The Rotary pair were welcomed to the school by Head Glyn Denton. Chris Sharp explained to the children that the Dictionaries were for them to take with them up into senior school to help them in their education.  Our picture shows Chris (l) and Dick (r) amongst all of the year 6 children after the presentation.

The Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry have this year extended their Dictionaries4Life donations to include year 6 at Mackie Hill Junior School on Painthorpe Lane. The Dictionaries, are specifically designed for year 6, to be used in their last year at Primary and then be taken up to senior school as they progress. The presentations were made in the school’s “golden assembly” by Chris Sharp, President, and Dick Wood, President Elect, of the Rotary Club. The Rotary pair were welcomed to the school by Head Maxine Baker who said “What a wonderful gift for our year 6 pupils to help them enhance their education here and in senior school“ Our picture shows Chris (r) and Dick (l) with Ms Baker amongst the year 6 children after the presentation.

2015 Dictionaries 4 Life

The Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry have presented year 6 at St James Primary Academy in Crigglestone with their annual Dictionaries4Life.

The presentations were made in the Tuesday assembly by the President of the Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry, Bob Guard, and the Communities Member of the club, Dick Wood. All of the children in year 6 received a dictionary, which is illustrated and in colour.

Each of the books is specially printed for Rotary and had been separately inscribed with the name of the pupil. The dictionaries are designed to be used by the children in their last year of Primary school and then to be taken into senior school.

The assembly, moderated by New Head Teacher, Glyn Denton, also included the weekly attendance awards for classes that had achieved over 98% attendance the previous week

In a note to the club after the presentation Mr Denton said "The dictionaries are a superb gesture and perfectly timed. The year 6 children spent most of the morning after the presentation finding their way through them and are rightly thrilled with them.

We encourage our children to be as independent and resilient as possible, when working within the classroom. As part of our constant push to apply written skills across the curriculum, the children are required to consult writing walls, dictionaries and a thesaurus. Having a personalised version to hand is ideal for them. It is also something that the year 6 children quite rightly treasure and will take with them as they shortly enter the next stage of their education. The Rotary Club's gifts are the ideal support in so many ways both personal and academic.”

Year 6 pupils at St James CE Primary Academy

Year 6 pupils at St James CE Primary Academy proudly show off their Dictionaries4Life after the presentation at the school. With Dick Wood - Communities Member of the Rotary Club, Glyn Denton - Headmaster of St James and Bob Guard - Rotary President.

2014 Dictionaries 4 Life

The Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry, presented the annual award of Dictionaries4Life to year 6 at St James Primary CE Academy in Crigglestone. The presentations were made in the final Golden assembly prior to the half term holiday by the President of the Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry, Ian Howarth, and the Vice President of the club, Bob Guard. All of the children in year 6 received a dictionary, which is illustrated and in colour.

Each of the books is specially printed for Rotary and had been separately inscribed with the name of the child by the Head of the Academy, Mrs Colleen Gibson. The dictionaries are designed to be used by the children in their last year of Primary school and then to be taken into senior school.

The assembly, moderated by Assistant Head, Lee Swift, also included presentations of the Weekly Achievement Awards to pupils in each year group and these were also made by Mr Howarth and Mr Guard.

In a note to the club after the presentation Mrs Gibson, said “I would like to say a huge thank you to the Wakefield Chantry Rotary Club for their generous gifts of 'A Dictionary 4 Life' which were presented to each Year 6 child in a special surprise assembly. It was a pleasure to welcome Mr Howarth, President, and Mr Guard, Vice-President of Wakefield Chantry Rotary Club, as our guests and for children and staff to hear of the valuable charitable work that the club undertakes. The children were genuinely thrilled, and appreciative, to receive their high-quality illustrated dictionaries which will be well-used throughout their final year in primary school, and beyond. The dictionaries will support each child's learning of essential spelling, grammar, pronunciation and punctuation rules in order for them to become successful writers and communicators. “

Year 6 St James Primary Academy, showing their Dictionaries4Life with l to r in the back row, Bob Guard, Head Mrs Colleen Gibson and Ian Howarth.