School book stocks get boost
STUDENTS at two northern suburbs public schools have received a literacy boost thanks to Dymocks Children’s Charities.
Through its Library Regeneration program, staff and customers at Dymocks Joondalup, Karrinyup and Morley raised $3050, which the charity doubled to deliver $6100 worth of new books to the East Wanneroo Primary School library.
At the same time, Dymocks Whitford City and Subiaco raised $1630, with the charity doubling the value to donate $3260 worth of books to Merriwa Primary School.
The schools were chosen for the program because more than 30 per cent of their students are indigenous or have a language background other than English.
The program aims to help improve students’ literacy by providing a wide range of books and promoting daily reading for pleasure.
“Many children do not have access to books at home and are completely reliant upon their schools and local libraries to provide reading material,” Dymocks Children’s Charities board member Paul Swain said.
“Kids who read for pleasure daily are more likely to become life-long learners.”
d488332 Picture: Martin Kennealey Dymocks Children's Charity general manager Paul Swain and James Brown from Dymocks Joondalup with Wanneroo Primary School students.