Swapping stories at Central

Some of the children with their new books.
Some of the children with their new books.

PUPILS at Peterhead’s Central School took part in Story Swap Shop last week, to raise money for a children’s charity.

Children school-wide were asked to donate their unwanted story books last Wednesday to be sold on to others throughout the day for 20p each.

As well as encouraging youngsters at the school to read at home, money raised for children’s charity Aberlour will provide story books for children with disabilities and those in care.

Manager from sponsor ScottishPower Heather McDonald said: “The Swap Shop is an effective way of encouraging young children to do their bit to save energy by switching off their computers and televisions and picking up a book.”

Pupils were encouraged to visit the shop run by teacher Linda Brown’s primary six class.

Mrs Brown said it was encouraging to see the children take an interest in reading at home.

She said: “The children have been really enthusiastic about the Swap Shop. It’s also been good for the children who use English as a second language. They have been able to buy books in their own languages as well as in English.”