Gift of dictionaries for Hunstanton pupils
- By Elaine Bird
- 06 December 2019
Following months of fundraising, the Rotary Club of Hunstanton and District are well underway with their ‘Dictionary 4 Life’ Project.
The nationwide Rotary scheme involves the club and local businesses raising funds to donate free dictionaries to local schoolchildren.
The dictionaries are provided by Usborne books at a reduced cost and fundraising during the year goes towards paying for the remainder of the costs.
Year 5 students from Hunstanton Primary School were presented their dictionaries by current Hunstanton Rotary Club president John Crofts and former president Peter Atterbury.
Rotary have raised funds throughout the year from events such as Norton Hill Light Railway weekend and the Hunstanton Kite and Classic Car festival.
Hunstanton Rotary Club president John Crofts said:
“We’re delighted annually to come and present dictionaries to the primary schools in the area.
“We’re very fortunate on this occasion to have three sponsors: Mr Bun the Baker, Georgie’s Café and Hughes electrical, all located on the high street in Hunstanton.
“It’s a great pleasure and it shows our commitment to the schools in the area and to making sure literacy is encouraged in all of these schools.”
The club have already presented dictionaries to schoolchildren in Ingoldisthorpe, Snettisham, Sedgeford, Docking and Heacham.