School pupils receive delivery of more than 400 dictionaries thanks to Warwick Rotary - The Leamington Observer

School pupils receive delivery of more than 400 dictionaries thanks to Warwick Rotary

WELL-READ youngsters have received a delivery of more than 400 dictionaries.

Warwick Rotary members were set to hand out the illustrated dictionaries in July, but due to coronavirus had to push back the date.

Now all Year 4 pupils at eight Warwick schools including the Woodloes and Westgate Primary have received the books.

The club has carried out the scheme for 13 years as part of the ‘Dictionary 4 Life’ project which ensures children across the country receive a rotary-donated dictionary to assist their literacy and stimulate interest in ‘old fashioned’ books..

But members are concerned they will be unable to fulfil their donation next year after being forced to cancel a number of events.

A spokeswoman said: “This year’s books cost the club £1,400 and the club does not know how it is going to fund the 2021 supply.

“Warwick Rotary Club has been unable to raise funds since March this year, with the Thai Festival, Bonfire night and Carols at the castle cancelled, the club has decided it must concentrate what little it has left in reserves on food and poverty issues.

“We are looking for donations or sponsorship so this programme can be continued next year. Please contact the club if you can help.”

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