With literacy being such a key skill for us all during our life it is sad to find that many children in this area do not own a book of their own and certainly never have had one read to them at home. So the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury Darwin took up the challenge and joined Rotary Books4Home which aims to help children develop their love of reading. It encourages children to read for pleasure and not just because they have too. They will have a chance to choose a book for themselves from a selection given to the school. They can then take the book home, read it and keep it.
Under the enthusiastic leadership of Club members Jenny Brackwell and Jane Crouch the Rotary Club set about collecting books for eventual distribution to local schools.
Club President David Barker added “I expect many of us can remember a favourite book we had as a child, which we might read over and over again, and how important literacy was to set us up not only though school but through our careers. I am delighted with the quantity of books collected by our members, and we will soon be donating books to the Martin Wilson Primary School and Greenacres Primary School.”
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