Have you unused children’s books at home? Scoil Ghobnatan would love to have them!

Teachers Rebecca Carey, Colette Crowley Naomi O’Flynn and Principal Donal O’Shea with the boxes which have been placed in local outlets so that people can donate their old children’s books for use in the libraries in Scoil Ghobnatan.

Spring has sprung! The staff of Scoil Ghobnatan have been working tirelessly recently to create ‘The Spring Clean for Scoil Ghobnatan’ initiative at the school, and they are calling on parents and children to clear out their dusty bookshelves and donate any children’s books to the school’s libraries.
As the Spring Clean is now in full swing, donation boxes are situated in Dano’s SuperValu, Tesco, Lucey’s Coffee Shop, Mulcahy’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Lombards-town Post Office and Eason Bookshop in Mallow. The collection boxes are available to gobble up your books until 1st March.
Reading for pleasure has a greater influence on academic achievement than socio-economic status. By donating your books, you are helping our school to combat inequality in Ireland, as many children do not have access to books at home. We will be building better libraries for our 548 students with your old books. They will be returning to school with access to endless realms of imagination and characters who become companions, with your help. Reading can have a positive effect on mental health, as regular readers often sleep more soundly, and have better stress levels and higher self-esteem. Give the gift of reading to the future of tomorrow because readers become leaders!