A Roman Catholic primary school in Glasgow has recently opened a new school library, having received a generous donation from the Salvation Army.
As part of the Get Britain Reading programme, recently launched by ITV show Daybreak, the Salvation Army has been collecting books to distribute to the local community.
St Patrick’s Primary School, Anderston, Glasgow was among the beneficiaries of the programme, as well as another local school and two nurseries in the area, between them receiving more than 800 books from the Glasgow City Centre Corps of The Salvation Army.
Susan O’Donnell, St Patrick’s headteacher, said she was ‘delighted’ that the school can now fill the shelves of its new library with an ‘exciting collection of fabulous books.’
Salvation Army Corps Officers Matt and Sarah Butler said there has been a ‘tremendous response’ to the Get Britain Reading collection and that they are ‘delighted to be able to encourage the children of this inner city area in their reading.’