For the second year in a row, children, teachers, and the Roslyn community have joined forces to give children the best start with literacy, by putting books in every home.
In 2015, the Roslyn Kindergarten fundraiser successfully raised enough money to provide two books per term for each child to take home. This year, the goal was to raise $1000, enough for children to take home 12 books per year.
Roslyn Kindergarten head teacher Tessa Kirner says that children who are read to at home have a higher success rate when they reach school.
“We see this fundraiser as an opportunity to get our children excited about books and reading. By providing the resources, we can help ensure all of our children have equal opportunities to literacy, and the best start possible in their education.”
Alongside donations, the kindergarten held a week-long book fair which included a grand opening with whanau, character dress up days, visits from Miss Teen Manawatu and local MP Ian Lees-Galloway and a grandparents day.
To date, the fundraiser has hit 90% of their $1000 target. Donations are still welcome via the Givealittle page.