For the eleventh year running the Rotary Club of Wylde Green has been supporting the national literacy programme with their Dictionaries For Life project. This year they have funded the project in partnership with the Aviva Community Fund.
The project reflects the priorities of the Rotary International movement nationally by gifting dictionaries to pupils in local schools. This year the Club has donated 318 dictionaries to pupils at Penns, Walmley, Wylde Green and Yenton primary schools.
In expressing how pleased the pupils were to receive the books, Amy Coshan, Class Teacher/Phase 2 Leader at Wylde Green Primary School, commented:
“Year 6 were extremely grateful for the Rotary Club to have come in and donated the dictionaries to them. It is something that we look forward to each year. The Rotary Club have carried out this tradition for a number of years and we hope that it will continue for the foreseeable future. No doubt we will be involved in more activities, including sporting events, with them.”
The Rotary Club’s Youth Chairman, Arthur Law added:
“We are especially appreciative of the donation we have had this year from the Aviva Community Fund that has helped to fund this project.
“Special thanks are also due to the members of the public who support our collections throughout the year and make projects like this possible.
“The Dictionaries for Life project seeks to help children develop their vocabulary and have a better understanding of language, as a result of which they will develop stronger self esteem.
“We want to support young people as we know they will be our leaders of the future.”
Many members say they join Rotary because it gives them a chance to give something back to their community. In local communities, clubs raise funds for community projects and local charities. Members also volunteer their time – supervising and organising community events, running projects to promote the achievements of young people and coordinating educational programmes.
The Wylde Green Rotary Club has a varied and interesting programme at a local, national and international level. A lively group of men and women, meetings are held each Tuesday evening at 7.15pm for 7.30pm at Pype Hayes Golf Club, Eachelhurst Road, Sutton Coldfield where a warm welcome awaits anyone interested in finding out more. Additional information is available from the Club’s website at www.wyldegreenrotary.org.uk or by ‘phoning 0121 378 1099.