Posted by Pat Cathcart
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area - Literacy Program
Dictionaries delivered to the Grade 3 students in 12 Elementary Schools
Each year, since 2016, Rotary Club of Sackville and Area has taken part in The Dictionary Project, which makes it possible for Grade 3 students in our communities to receive a dictionary for their own personal use. They will be able to keep this dictionary and use it for a lifetime.  By giving children such an important reference tool and with a goal in mind to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, Rotary makes a difference.
Rotarians delivered dictionaries to 12 elementary schools and were received with great interest and great excitement.  At each school the dictionaries had to be tested by energetic students.  Example - Who could find the word "kind"?....What does it mean?....Can you put it in a sentence?  Great fun had by all.
A quote from one Rotarian "We were ushered right into the classroom of excited students.  It was awesome."  
Twelve Schools in the Area participated in the project:  Hammonds Plains, Beaverbank - Kinsac, Ash Lee Jefferson, Harry R. Hamilton, Waverley Memorial, Oldfield Consolidated, Sycamore Lane, Dutch Settlement, Smokey Drive, Musquodoboit Valle;y, Upper Musquodobit, and Sunnyside Eaglewood.