The gift of reading at Spot Bay

| 12/02/2009

(CNS): At the Spot Bay Primary School Book Fair on Tuesday, 3 February, every student at the school was given a book, which they selected from an assortment of age-appropriate books, thanks to the generosity of HSBC Bank and the assistance of the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac. The bank purchased the gifts to encourage the Brac children to embrace a love of reading, according to a Rotary release.

Because the book fair was such a success, more of these events have been planned for the other students of Cayman Brac. This is only one of the literacy enhancement efforts that the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac has provided as part of its service to the local community, the club says.

Shakira Gourzong, an HSBC Trust Officer, entrusted the books to the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac for distribution to the school children. Club President Alphanso Gayle kept the books secure during the long holiday break until the students returned to their classes and plans could be finalized. Rotarian Bonnie Edwards, a long-time reading program volunteer at the school, arranged the Book Fair and added fun items such as pencils, markers, brightly coloured erasers, and marbles for the youngsters. Rotarians Andrea Stevens and J.D. Mosley-Matchett assisted with the distribution effort on the day of the Fair.

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