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Schoolchildren in Downham shouldn’t be stuck for words anymore, thanks to the support of two town groups.

Members of the Lions and Lionesses clubs visited the Hillcrest Primary School on Wednesday to present new dictionaries to pupils.

The donation was part of an initiative which aims to ensure that all of the approximately 500 pupils on the school’s roll have their own dictionary.

Downham Lions presenting dictionaries to Hillcrest Primary School. Pupils are pictured showing off their new dictionaries. MLNF-20AF02256
Downham Lions presenting dictionaries to Hillcrest Primary School. Pupils are pictured showing off their new dictionaries. MLNF-20AF02256

Deputy headteacher John Reeve-Hayes said the “lovely” donation had followed after the clubs approached the school to see if they could do something to support their work.

He added: “Resources are expensive and, at a time when budgets are being squeezed, it’s really important to have that support.

“Our Friends of Hillcrest are really well supported by our parents.

“They’re already doing their bit and supporting their children and it’s so nice to get it from the town.”

During the visit, youngsters also learned more about the work of the Lions and Lionesses and showed off some of their recent projects.



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