Friday, June 30, 2017

Windham Primary and Raymond Elementary receive cash for achieving reading goals

The Sebago Lake Rotary Club recently rewarded the students at Windham Primary and Raymond Elementary schools with checks in the amount of $500 for achieving their goal of reading for 500 hours. 

A Raymond Elementary student reading by flashlight
The students were challenged by the Rotary Club earlier this year, as part of its Focus on Literacy, to
read 500 hours; and if they achieved the goal, the club would donate $500 to each class to purchase animals for third world countries through Heifer International.

Heifer International is a charity organization working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities. The students chose to purchase a llama, bees, ducks, chickens, geese, rabbits and even a water buffalo. 

The children particularly enjoyed the Flashlight Fridays where they got to read by flashlight in a darkened room.

Good job, Windham Primary and Raymond Elementary school students.

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