Sunday, March 7, 2021

Holy Family students receiving $20,000 worth of books

Students at Holy Family Catholic School will be taking home some books, after the Wallaceburg school was recognized by the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.

Mark Bernard, principal, told the Sydenham Current the Indigo Love Of Reading Foundation has made their final selection for their Love Of Reading Grants.

“All schools that were selected have applied multiple times for the award, which made their final decisions very difficult, causing the committee to take into account how literacy in those schools has developed over a number of years within previous applications,” Bernard said.

“I am very pleased that The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation commended Holy Family Catholic School for our application. Although, Holy Family Catholic School was not selected to receive a monetary sum, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation has recognized the excellent efforts by our school to support literacy, a love of reading and lifelong learning.”

Bernard said Holy Family has been selected to be part of the First Book Canada Reading Champions pallet program initiative.

“This will provide our school with at least three books per student at a variety of reading levels that they will be able to take home and add to their collection,” he said, adding that the students will be able to keep the books.

“This is exciting news for the students of Holy Family Catholic School.”

Bernard added: “Thank you to Dan Rolo for all of his amazing work to put together such an outstanding application that allowed us to be considered in the finalist position for such a prestigious grant. Thank you to all Holy Family Catholic School Staff for your work to support the grant application initiative.”

Bernard said the pallet of books is set to be delivered on Thursday, October 22, 2020, adding that the pallet of books has an approximate retail value of $20,000.

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