Each year, Trinity Rotary Clubs in Lynn donate picture dictionaries to fourth-graders at all elementary schools in King’s Lynn, which they can use for schoolwork and also at home.
Ernie Foreman, president, said: “Although we normally present the books to every student in the school, with Covid-19 we felt we were unable to do so at this time, so they were handed over to schools for distribution.
“In most cases, we label the book with the student’s name so that it is their responsibility to keep it and use it at school or at home and the rest of the family can also use it. use.
“Teachers use it in school as part of their lessons and we are delighted that they find it so useful in their teaching. “
Bob Foster, President and Organizer, said, “These dictionaries are specially designed for young children. They will help them with their reading and have been shown to improve literacy levels as well as general knowledge.
“Between Lynn’s three Rotary clubs, we donate the books to 33 schools and 950 children each year.
The dictionary has 1,000 illustrations, 10,000 entries and 20,000 definitions printed in color on 288 pages with paper from a sustainable forest.
It helps children explore word spelling, meanings and derivations, alphabetical order and abbreviations and helps them understand them.
It develops the independence and confidence of children, which is an important part of education.