On Monday 18th November 2019, Leatherhead Rotary Club was delighted to present around 50 copies of the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary to Year 6 pupils at Leatherhead Trinity School to assist them with their studies during their final year at the school as well as their future secondary education.
‘Dictionary 4 Life’ is a special project set up by the Rotary Club of Battersea, Brixton and Clapham in conjunction with Usborne Publishing Ltd as part of Rotary International’s global literacy campaign, with the aim of providing as many Year 6 pupils as possible throughout Great Britain and Ireland with their own illustrated dictionary, courtesy of their local Rotary Club. Every dictionary is personalised with the recipient’s name, together with the name of the Rotary Club that donated it and the date it was presented. There is also a special page at the front of each dictionary where pupils can collect each other’s autographs, thereby also making it a unique timeless memento of their time at the school. Almost 100,000 dictionaries are now donated each year to primary school pupils throughout Great Britain and Ireland.
Leatherhead Rotary spokesperson, Simon Edmands, said he was delighted that the club was able to help the school and its pupils in this way, adding ‘Youth and literacy are two of Rotary’s biggest and most important programmes, so it is great to be able to combine them in such a simple yet effective way.’
For further information about the ‘Dictionary 4 Life’ project, please visit www.dictionary4life.com
Leatherhead Rotary Club meets at 7pm most Wednesday evenings at the Police Federation Headquarters in Highbury Drive, Leatherhead. For further information about the club and its wide range of community, fundraising and social activities, please visit www.leatherheadrotary.org.uk, follow them on Facebook (/LeatherheadRotary) or Twitter (@LHRotary), or contact Simon Edmands on 07753 821964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.