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Primary pupils turn a new leaf with help of supermarket


By Alasdair Fraser

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Kylie Omand, Morrisons Inverness Community Champion
Kylie Omand, Morrisons Inverness Community Champion

PUPILS at Milton of Leys Primary in Inverness have been given a bundle of new books for their school library by Morrisons Foundation in partnership with the National Literacy Trust (NLT).

A recent NLT study showed that reading has provided a vital refuge for children during lockdown with 59 per cent finding it had made them feel better and 32 per cent saying it helped when they felt sad and were unable to visit family and friends.

Around half of children also said that reading inspired them to dream about the future beyond Covid-19.

Kylie Omand, Morrisons’ community champion in Inverness, said: “I’m so proud to be helping kids in my community through this donation.

“We are living through challenging times and I hope these stories will give children at Milton of Leys some fun and enjoyment.”

The annual World Book Day takes place on Thursday.


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