Hamilton Hill: $3000 of new books delivered to Southwell PS

Southwell PS students Jeane, Niyera, Jil, Azori, Antonio and Mike with Dymocks Children’s Charities board member Paul Swain.
Southwell PS students Jeane, Niyera, Jil, Azori, Antonio and Mike with Dymocks Children’s Charities board member Paul Swain.

THOUSANDS of dollars worth of books were delivered to Southwell Primary School recently thanks to a community fundraiser.

Fundraising from staff and customers at Dymocks Garden City raised $1500 as part of the Dymocks Children’s Charities Library Regeneration program, a total that was then doubled to deliver $3000 of new books to the school library.

Dymocks Children’s Charities board member Paul Swain said the students were able to choose the books themselves.

“Library Regeneration helps reduce any gaps between children from different socio-economic background by giving access to all,” he said.

“Many children do not have access to books at home and are completely reliant upon their schools and local libraries to provide reading material to improve their literacy.

“It is undeniable that those who are less literate achieve significantly worse life outcomes than their peers.

“We know that kids who read for pleasure daily are more likely to become life-long learners and that’s why Library Regeneration is so vital.”