Rotary spreads the word
For several years now, Staines Rotary has presented every child in Year 5 at all the Primary Schools in Staines and Laleham with an Usborne Illustrated Dictionary to help them with their school work.
This year, these presentations took place between 28th June and 5th July, with students at Buckland School, Laleham C of E Primary, Our Lady of the Rosary RC School, Riverbridge Primary School and Staines Preparatory School receiving a dictionary. In all, we distributed 268 dictionaries.
The presentation of dictionaries to children in Primary Schools is carried out by Rotary Clubs not only in the Spelthorne Borough Council, where our colleagues in Ashford, Shepperton Aurora and Shepperton and Sunbury Clubs also made similar presentations, but is carried out by clubs throughout Great Britain and Ireland. 1 million dictionaries have been presented to children at home and abroad in 10 years.
The dictionaries are always well received, and following the presentation it was encouraging to see the students exploring the pages. One child who received his dictionary in a previous year was heard to comment not only do I keep referring to it, but my mum is constantly looking at it too.