Books to support dyslexic pupils at Arbroath school

WHSmith Trust donated vouchers and books to Hayshead Primary School as part of the Encouraging Reading programme. Pictured are staff members Kelly Esplin and Donna Robb along with primary 4, 5 and 7 pupils.
WHSmith Trust donated vouchers and books to Hayshead Primary School as part of the Encouraging Reading programme. Pictured are staff members Kelly Esplin and Donna Robb along with primary 4, 5 and 7 pupils.

Pupils from Hayshead Primary have received £150 worth of books from WHSmith for students who have dyslexia.

The youngsters visited the store in Arbroath this week as part of the WHSmith Trust’s Scottish ‘Encouraging Reading’ programme.

The Hayshead pupils also received a voucher for £100 to update the school’s library.

As part of the ‘Encouraging Reading’ programme, the WHSmith Trust donated vouchers to 24 schools across Scotland to help boost their libraries with books for reluctant readers.

WHSmith is working alongside Dyslexia Scotland and publisher Barrington Stoke who publish super-readable children’s books that break down the barriers that can stop youngsters getting into reading.

These books have been created specifically to support children with dyslexia or visual stress, and provide them with a range to choose from.

Arbroath store manager Wendy Croall said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to support Hayshead School and to help encourage pupils who are perhaps more reluctant to read with a great range of books.

“We really enjoy school visits to our store and it’s great to see the children so excited when selecting new books for their school library.”

The WHSmith Group Charitable Trust has two principal objectives: to support the local community in which staff and customers live and work and to support education and lifelong learning.