Monday, November 01, 2010
Good grandparents recognised by literacy charity
Schools choose their lucky grandparent in many different ways. Children might write stories or poems about them or if the choice is too hard then there might be a lucky draw.
This year, schools will pick one special grandparent and honour them with a certificate and book presented at a school assembly.
Duffy Books in Homes General Manager, Linda Vagana, says “With grandparents taking such an active role in supporting families we think it’s important that they are recognised, just like mums and dads.”
Since the official launch in 1995 with 80 schools, 16,000 students and 14 sponsors, the Duffy Books in Homes programme has grown to encompass 547 schools, around 100,000 students and 198 sponsors in 2010. More than seven million books have been distributed to children in low-decile schools since the programme’s inception and August 24th marked the 15th anniversary of its launch.