On the 11th May 2023 President Sue, Phillip Wilson, Ross Prestidge and Robyn Hanna presented Usborne
Dictionaries to year 4 students at Greerton Village School.
We were met with a classroom full of excited children and made aware of the Usborne Dictionaries in the classroom.
This is not the first year we have given these dictionaries to this school, so great to hear the children tell us that they have the same dictionaries in their classroom and are well used.
The Rotary Dictionary Project is proving hugely successful. Started in 2008 as a joint venture between the Bill and Lorna Boyd Trust and the Rotary Club of Pakuranga, it has spread nationwide with the majority of clubs participating. The student’s treasure receiving and writing their names in their own copy of the dictionary. An added literacy benefit the whole family gains, as the dictionaries are taken home.
The dictionary selected is the hard cover Usborne illustrated Dictionary. It has a reading age of approximately 9 years, has English spelling (not American), and contains over 1,000 full colour illustrations.