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Inverlochy Primary School pupils have received new books for their school library thanks to the Morrisons Foundation, in partnership with the National Literacy Trust.
The donation comes after a recent study conducted by the National Literacy Trust showed that reading has provided a vital refuge for children during the ongoing lockdowns, with 59 per cent of children stating that reading during lockdown made them feel better; 32 per cent said it helped them when they felt sad that they could not see their family and friends and 50 per cent of children said that reading inspired them to dream about the future beyond Covid-19.
Emma Macinnes, Community Champion from the Morrisons store in Fort William, told the Lochaber Times she was very proud to be helping youngsters in her local community through this donation of books.
‘We are living through challenging times and I hope these stories will give children at Inverlochy Primary School fun and enjoyment,’ she added.
Inverlochy primary is one of 497 schools throughout Scotland, England and Wales to receive one of the book bundles which includes The Extraordinary Life of Amelia Earhart by Sheila Kanani and The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance by Clare Balding.
The initiative aims to encourage 125,000 children to discover a love of reading this World Book Day. Over the past three years, Morrisons Community Champions have shared out 20,000 books with schools in their communities.
David Scott, Morrisons Foundation Trustee, commented: ‘We’re delighted to be teaming up with the National Literacy Trust again to provide books to thousands of pupils across the UK. We hope these books will give enjoyment to children and help boost their literacy skills.’
Emma Macinnes, Community Champion at Morrisons Fort William, with a selection of books for children.
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