Lions help make reading scheme a roaring success

PUBLISHED: 14:11 13 March 2013

Lions on their visit to Seaton Primary School pictured with pupils and Seaton Young Leaders in Service member  Rosie Manley (seated), are  (left to right) president Neil Rutter,  John Northcott, Dennis Morgan, Janine Barradale (seated). Photo by Ian Barradale

Lions on their visit to Seaton Primary School pictured with pupils and Seaton Young Leaders in Service member Rosie Manley (seated), are (left to right) president Neil Rutter, John Northcott, Dennis Morgan, Janine Barradale (seated). Photo by Ian Barradale

© 2013 - Ian Barradale

Seaton charity group gives the town’s primary school £600 to buy new books

Seaton and District Lions Club came roaring to the rescue when they heard the town’s primary school needed money for books.

Kay McFarlane, head of teaching and learning, wrote to the charity group to ask for help in promoting their new reading scheme – Project Code X.

And the club responded with a generous donation of £600 to buy the school a range of new books.

Project Code X is designed to be ‘boy-friendly’, motivating and exciting, with many non-fiction titles written mostly by male authors which are proven to raise achievement levels significantly in reading, comprehension and writing.

Last week members of the Seaton Lions Club visited the school to see some of the new literature they have helped to provide.

A spokesman said: “Seaton and District Lions are pleased to support Seaton Primary school and its children by helping towards the cost of this new reading scheme.”

Meanwhile Lions Clubs’ international president, Wayne Madden, is challenging his members - and the young people they are sponsoring as part of their ‘Young Leaders in Service Awards’ - to participate in the Lions’ reading action program.

This initiative focuses on increasing literacy and access to learning resources in their local community and throughout the world.


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