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Dictionaries 4 Life
« on: July 26, 2013, 04:51:04 pm »
Every year Brookmans Park Rotary Club presents Usborne Illustrated Dictionaries to Year 6 pupils as they leave their junior schools. Children from Brookmans Park, Little Heath, St Mary’s Welham Green, Northaw, St Giles South Mimms and Ponsbourne St Mary schools were presented with copies of the dictionaries by Rotary Club past president Barbara Middleton and Vice President Jackie Barnett. The dictionaries are given by the Rotary Club at the end of the school year as a leaving gift for the children as they move on to secondary education. “We are really pleased that the children should receive these valued reference books to take with them into their new schools” Barbara said, “by learning to use them efficiently the children can explore spellings, meanings and derivations.”

One of the most positive aspects of being able to use a dictionary is that it helps autonomy and confidence in the learner - one of the core goals of education. It promotes books and the printed word, helping with homework and providing a valued reference work in the home.

The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary 4 Life comprises 1,000 illustrations, 10,000 entries and 20,000 definitions printed in full colour on paper from a sustainable forest.

Editors note:  The picture of the Brookmans Park Primary School children has been removed following a request from a parent of one of the children.  All other images have also been removed while Rotary checks that the schools involved have parental consent for them to be published.
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Re: Dictionaries 4 Life
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 09:03:39 pm »
Hi Marty,

I have had to remove the image of the children from Brookmans Park Primary following a request from a parent who had not given permission for a picture of their child to appear on this site. Would you mind checking that the other schools have permission to publish the images from the parents, please?

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