Club helps fund infant school's new books

March 25 2019
Club helps fund infant school's new books

WHEN Old Sodbury Primary School asked for help to fund new books, Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club stepped in.

The school needed books for its youngest pupils which would support the reading method known as phonics, which is now widely used in primary schools.

Rotarians Ian Lowe and Keith Pattison presented the head teacher, Bernice Webber-Brown, with a cheque for £550. They also visited the reception class to see the books in use.

Mrs Webber-Brown said: “It is very important to have good reading standards, not only for when the children are tested at an older age, but right from the beginning when they first start school. These books will really help our children build a strong foundation for reading.”

Above: Rotary member Keith Pattison helps a pupil at Old Sodbury Primary School read one of the new phonics books.