Posted: Thursday 20 April 2017

Children help generate bumper donation of books

Some Junior Years pupils visited Kingspark School to see the books which were donated and hand over a cheque for money which was raised on World Book Day

A love of reading has allowed children at the High School of Dundee to help generate a donation of over £1,000 worth of books for Kingspark School.

On World Book Day, pupils in the Junior Years were able to order a selection of books from the publisher Usborne which were on display in the school library.

With Usborne committing to donate to Kingspark books to the value of 60% of the total amount ordered by the High School of Dundee pupils, the Glenaffric Terrace school was able to select a fantastic £1,053 worth of titles.    

Some High School pupils recently visited Kingspark to see the books and to hand over a cheque for £300 that was also raised on World Book Day through a 'Ready Steady Read' session in which all Junior Years classes read for one period.

Iona McFarlane, Librarian at the High School of Dundee, said, "I'd like to say a big thank you to Rona McColgan from Usborne for letting us know about this wonderful donation scheme.

"The children were really excited by the plethora of books which Rona had put on display and by the opportunity to help generate such a tremendous donation for pupils at Kingspark."

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