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Whitley Bay Rotary Club president David Wilkinson and Marine Park First School headteacher Stephen Easton with pupils who have been presented with illustrated Dictionaries For Life.
Whitley Bay Rotary Club president David Wilkinson and Marine Park First School headteacher Stephen Easton with pupils who have been presented with illustrated Dictionaries For Life.

Children are set to turn the page on a new chapter of their lives, with help from Whitley Bay Rotary Club.

The group has raised funds to buy 240 illustrated ‘Dictionaries For Life’ for each final year pupil at Coquet Park, Marine Park, Southridge and Star Of The Sea first schools. The books were individually named.

Pictured is club president David Wilkinson with Marine Park headteacher Stephen Easton and some of the recipients, who were also finalists in a school-run Junior Apprentice competition, which saw the youngsters raising money by buying and selling items in a shop at playtimes.