Tameside Rotary distributed ‘Dictionaries for Life’ to year six pupils at St. Georges’ C of E Primary School, Hyde, at their School Assembly last month.
Building on that event, members of Tameside Rotary then had the pleasure of giving each year six pupil at Audenshaw Primary School, a dictionary at their Assembly on 13th July.
It’s often said that if you know 2,000 words in English you have the basic linguistic knowledge to have most situations covered, but with the use of an age appropriate dictionary, pupils can quickly develop learner autonomy. Once a pupil learns how to use a dictionary effectively, it promises to open a whole new world of successful self-guided study by offering a handy resource for researching different meanings, examples of use and standard pronunciation.
Dictionaries4Life are a Rotary International initiative and are specially produced for year six aged pupils.
Last week’s presentation brings the number of schools throughout Tameside; whose year six pupils have received a dictionary to eight.
Tameside Rotary are delighted to be part of this project and are happy to have been able to purchase and distribute 270 dictionaries to young people in Tameside during the last four years.