Posted: Wednesday 25 April 2018

School helps generate donation of £1,250 worth of books

Pupils from Craigie High School came into the High School of Dundee to receive the donation

The High School of Dundee has handed over a bumper donation of books to Craigie High School.

As part of World Book Day in March, Junior Years pupils were invited to purchase a book from a huge selection of Usborne titles which were on display in the library.

As well as accepting World Book Day vouchers on the day, the publisher committed to donate, to a recipient of the High School of Dundee's choice, books to the value of 60% of the total ordered by the children.

That meant that Craigie High School Librarian, Neil MacLeod, and some of his pupils, were able to select a fantastic £1250 worth of new publications for their school.

Once the books had been delivered, the High School of Dundee was delighted to welcome Neil and three of Craigie's most avid readers to collect them.

Iona McFarlane, Librarian at the High School of Dundee, said, "I am absolutely thrilled that our pupils’ enthusiasm for books and reading has allowed the children who use Craigie School Library to enjoy lots of lovely new novels and fact books.

“Sharing books and stories is what World Book Day is all about. Usborne’s initiative has allowed us to enjoy a meaningful celebration of reading whilst capturing the charitable essence of World Book Day. 

“This could not have happened without the hard work of Rona McColgan from Usborne’s Braw Books for Bairns, thanks must go to her."

 

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