Mooroopna Park Primary School gets hundreds of new books

By Laura Briggs

Mooroopna Park Primary School students can enjoy almost 400 new books.

School business manager Tina Cameron said Dymocks Children’s Charities had offered a grant of $3000, which was matched by Collier Charitable Fund, bringing the total to $6000.

Ms Cameron said the grant helped the school buy 384 books for the school library.

‘‘This is fantastic for us. Our library was a bit low and in schools you’re always struggling for funding, so this gave us the opportunity to really stock up our library with all the latest books,’’ she said.

‘‘We were given a whole list of what was available, so we then went through and picked out books so that we had a range for everyone from Prep to Grade 6.’’

Ms Cameron said the books included many recently published and award-winning books.

Dymocks Children’s Charities general manager Paul Swain travelled from Sydney for a school assembly to present the new books.

‘‘It’s fantastic being here, you see how excited the kids get at getting brand new books,’’ he said.

Mr Swain was delighted to be a part of presenting the children with the opportunity to access new books and continue to develop in their reading.

Ms Cameron said she, the staff and students were extremely thankful for the organisation’s generosity.

‘‘Without those two we would never have been able to purchase this many books all in one go, so we’re very grateful for that,’’ she said.