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Rotary's Dictionary 4 Life gift to pupils

Rotay club officials with St Mary's RC primary pupils

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A project has been set up by the Island's Rotary clubs to provide all children in their final year at primary school a free dictionary to help improve their spelling.

It follows a similar scheme in 2016, when Douglas Rotary Club  donated dictionaries to all year 6 pupils in the capital's 12 primary schools.

An expanded Dictionary 4 Life project, distributing 900 reference books to the Island's 32 primaries, will run for a further two years.

Each student will receive an Usborne Illustrated UK Dictionary which contains 1,000 illustrations, 10,000 entries and 20,000 definitions - so youngsters will never be lost for words.

Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education and Children, expressed thanks to the clubs for their generous gift.

He said: "I know the children will cherish these beautiful books as they continue their learning journey from primary to secondary school and beyond." 

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