School book stocks get boost

Wanneroo Times - - News -

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.

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