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Bonar book bugs' library joy


By Caroline McMorran

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The library at a small East Sutherland primary school has been transformed, thanks to the generosity of a local organisation.

Bonar Bridge Primary School and Nursery were overwhelmed to be given £800 from Lower Oykel Fishings to restock the school's sparse library.

Bonar Bridge Primary School and Nusery now has a cornucopia of books after years during which funding restraints meant no new books could be bought.
Bonar Bridge Primary School and Nusery now has a cornucopia of books after years during which funding restraints meant no new books could be bought.

And pupils and staff took huge pleasure in purchasing and taking delivery of a range of beautiful new fiction and non-fiction books for all ages from pre-school to primary seven.

The shelves are now groaning with absorbing tales guaranteed to give hours of enjoyment as well as improving pupils’ knowledge of English.

Principal teacher Lisa Mackenzie has spoken of her gratitude to Lower Oykel Fishings and her satisfaction at the renewal of the library. Funding restraints had prevented the school from restocking.

“The money was donated to the school by Lower Oykel Fishings and was gratefully received by us,” she said.

“We have not been able to purchase new books for many years and the one we had were very old and outdated.

“The children are delighted with the range of fiction and non-fiction.”


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