Youngsters are brought to book

DOZENS of youngsters no longer have an excuse for being lost for words after being given dictionaries to help get the ready for secondary school.

The Rotary Club of Monkseaton Centenary has handed over £1,200 worth of copies of the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary to children set to move into secondary education.

Club president Jim Coulthard, pictured handing over some of the book, said: “It will help with the increased amount of homework that they will face.”