Thanks to a $12,250 donation from Bermuda Skyport, students at East End Primary School now have access to a wider selection of brand new books for the school’s classroom libraries.

East End Primary is the first school to benefit from Bermuda Skyport’s new community investment plan to be unveiled next year, as part of the company’s “continuing investment in Bermuda’s young people and education”.

The books were purchased for classroom libraries for years P3 through to P6 in Skyport’s inaugural investment “to outfit” the school’s classroom libraries.

Company President Aaron Adderley noted that it was important for Skyport to launch its social investment programme “with a meaningful donation”.

“Reading is not only fundamental, but key to opening the mind to new possibilities. We want the students at East End Primary to take these books, read them cover to cover and enjoy the new worlds they discover along the way.

“We plan to invest in our young people and in other schools in the months and years ahead. Starting here in the east end, with our area neighbours is an ideal way to roll out our community investment initiatives,” he add.

The donation includes hundreds of fiction and non-fiction books for the students to read. There are four copies of each book per classroom to ensure every student has equal opportunity and access.

On behalf of the school’s teachers and staff, school Principal Julie Foggo thanked Skyport for their generous donation.

“Thanks to Skyport, our students are now able to select from a variety of new books and are anxious to start reading them. The selections in the classroom libraries were limited and worn down in many cases.

“The goal of the school is to have a variety of books that address the varying levels in each class as well as provide for various interests. The addition of these books to the classroom libraries ensres students from P3 to P6 will have a large and varied selection to choose from.”

St George’s North MP Renee Ming, while noting that the children “are our future”, said: “We are happy to see that Skyport has taken on that initiative.”

“What we also see here is a relationship with Skyport and the public school system. On behalf of Constituency Number One, I’d like to thank you. We appreciate this.”

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