Rotary continues to spread the word

2020 marked the 10th year that Staines Rotary had presented every child in Year 5 at all the Primary Schools in Staines and Laleham with an Usborne Illustrated Dictionary, which help them with their school work.

The presentations were delayed because of Covid-19 until October and November when they were made virtually to the students at Buckland School, Laleham C of E Primary, Our Lady of the Rosary RC School, Riverbridge Primary School and Staines Preparatory School. In all, we presented 255 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. Over 1 million dictionaries have been presented to children at home and abroad in more than 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.