Do­na­tion from Ama­zon will help school’s lit­er­acy drive

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOUR NEWS -

Pupils and staff had a sur­prise visit from the team at the lo­cal Ama­zon ful­fil­ment centre who dropped in with a £1,000 do­na­tion.

The do­na­tion will help fund the school’s an­nual lit­er­acy scheme, which is aimed at im­prov­ing the read­ing and writ­ing skills of stu­dents at the school. The school pro­vides two books to ev­ery new stu­dent who joins the school as well as gift­ing a book to ev­ery stu­dent at Christ­mas.

The do­na­tion forms part of the ‘Ama­zon in the Com­mu­nity’ pro­gramme whereby the com­pany sup­ports the com­mu­ni­ties around its op­er­at­ing lo­ca­tions across the UK.

Lee Shep­herd, Gen­eral Man­ager at Ama­zon Peter­bor­ough, said: “Im­prov­ing lit­er­acy can open up a world of op­por­tu­nity for chil­dren and I’m de­lighted to be able to help the pupils here at Jack Hunt School. When we heard about the school’s lit­er­acy pro­gramme, we jumped at the chance to get in­volved. It was great to visit ev­ery­one here and see the ex­cel­lent work be­ing done.”

Ni­cola Treacy, As­sis­tant Head­teacher at Jack Hunt School said: “We have been run­ning this scheme suc­cess­fully now for four years. The pupils love re­ceiv­ing their books and it re­ally helps them get the most out of their read­ing and writ­ing. They are an in­quis­i­tive and cre­ative bunch, so to have this en­cour­age­ment from Ama­zon is a real bonus for them.

“On be­half of ev­ery­one at Jack Hunt I’d like to thank Lee and his team at Ama­zon in Peter­bor­ough for their gen­eros­ity.”

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