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World Book Day 2022

Swindon Soroptimists have donated books aimed at younger children, to the Drove Road Primary School.every year since 2015. This year members Jackie Webb and Corrine Daycock delivered over 240 books to coincide with World Book Day on 3rd March 2022.

The Soroptimists appreciate all the books donated by members, friends and relatives: both good quality second hand and new books obtained cheaply in bulk.

Jackie and Corrine were delighted to be able to take part in the morning’s events, albeit on screen via TEAMS, organised by teachers James Bower and Abby Pitkin, with James introducing the ladies and declaring “ The Soroptimists are on my Christmas card list now in view of all these books they have donated!”

Children and staff dressed up as their favourite book characters and the theme was based on The Masked Singer where teachers dressed  in masks to read stories and children had great fun trying to identify them. 

Jackie spoke to all the children via an Internet link and later she and Corrine met in person individual children representing each year. As Jackie commented, “It is always a pleasure to be in the company of such well behaved and enthusiastic children who love reading”

The teachers and children were all  delighted with the books.  Several said how grateful they are for all the years’ donations as reading is vital for children to progress.  They thanked us for our continued support and are looking forward to seeing us next year.

In conclusion James said “from everyone at Drove we would like to thank  Swindon and District Soroptimists for donating 240 books to add to our classroom book corners. We now have a wonderful selection of books to explore from Nursery up to Year Six. THANK YOU!”

On the Tuesday prior to World Book Day Jackie  chatted with Sue Kinnear on BBC Wiltshire Radio who commented what a wonderful thing Soroptimists were doing.  The interview resulted in the donation of books ready for next year!