Big book bonanza for Wanneroo students

Wanneroo Primary School students (front) Flynn Bowden, Kimilee Mitchell, Ben Elliott and Charlotte Irvine and (back) Jessica Pachta and Marissa Abate with some of the new books.
Wanneroo Primary School students (front) Flynn Bowden, Kimilee Mitchell, Ben Elliott and Charlotte Irvine and (back) Jessica Pachta and Marissa Abate with some of the new books.

THE library at Wanneroo Primary School has received a literacy boost.

Community fundraising from staff and customers at Dymocks Joondalup, Karrinyup and Morley throughout the year raised $4000 to deliver 231 new books to the Wanneroo school.

The initiative was part of the Dymocks Children’s Charities Library Regeneration program that aims to help improve students’ literacy by providing a wide range of books and promoting daily reading.

More than 30 per cent of Australia’s student population are indigenous or have language backgrounds other than English.

“Library Regeneration helps reduce any gaps between children from different socio-economic background by giving access to all,” franchise owner Jim Brown 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.

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

Ms Brown said the students at Wanneroo Primary School were passionate about reading and they were “delighted to be able to provide brand new books to their library”.

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