WHSMITH’S SCOTTISH SCHOOL LIBRARIES
WHSmith donates book vouchers to help St. Columba’s Primary boost their library resources.
The store manager from WHSmith enjoyed a visit to St. Columba’s Primary recently as part of the WHSmith Trust’s Scottish ‘Encouraging Reading’ programme. As part of the ‘Encouraging Reading’ programme, the WHSmith Trust is donating vouchers to twenty four schools across Scotland to help boost the schools’ library with “Books for Reluctant Readers” for the new academic year.
WHSmith is working alongside Dyslexia Scotland and publisher Barrington Stoke who publish super-readable children’s books that break down the barriers that can stop kids getting into reading. These books have been created specifically to support children with dyslexia or visual stress, and provide them with a fantastic range of books to choose from.
WHSmith store manager Lee Simpson said:
“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to support St. Columba’s School and to help encourage pupils who are perhaps more reluctant to read with a great range of books.”
The WHSmith Group Charitable Trust is an independent charity (registered charity no. 1013782). The Trust has two principal objectives: to support the local community in which WHSmith staff and customers live and work; and to support education and lifelong learning. The charity plays an important role in enabling WHSmith to be at the heart of the local communities it serves.