Posted by Alan Peaford on Oct 09, 2018
Thameside Primary School Academy has always been a great seat of learning and now it is sitting pretty thanks to a cash donation for books from Grays Thurrock Rotary Club.
The club donated a thousand pounds to the Manor Road, Grays school for them to further their literary resources and give pupils even greater reading material in their library.
The school has 45 different languages spoken and has a ratio of English as Another Language (EAL) of well over 50%, making the focus on reading and literacy very high among the school’s priorities.
President of Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock, Mark Dvorkin  said “The club is very keen to support the education of our town’s children and this is a fantastic school to engage with.
The people of Thurrock are very generous with their donations to our charity events, particularly the Christmas Concert, so it’s really satisfying to be able to encourage the pupils of Thameside Primary with their literacy skills so that they may grow to be equally supportive members of our community in years to come.”
Pictured with Mr. Dvorkin and keen readers Luan, from year 2, and Lily, from year 4, Head Teacher Mrs Joanna Bray said: “The school is very grateful for this generous donation from Grays Thurrock Rotary Club. The money will be split, £500 will be used to buy new thesaurus’ for classrooms and the other £500 will be spent on buying new books to further encourage the children in our school to read for pleasure.”