Cockburnspath pupils help the Books 4 Gambia project

A successful haul from the 'Books 4 Gambia' project in Eyemouth High School
A successful haul from the 'Books 4 Gambia' project in Eyemouth High School

When a group of Eyemouth High School pupils began to collect books to send to pupils at a primary school in Gambia they hoped that local people would get on board and donate books but they have been overwhelmed by people’s generosity and spent three days last week sorting and packing the 1000 books they received.

The books are now packed and ready to be sent to Berending in Gambia, where the Pallum Primary School is waiting for them with much excitement.

“Every child will benefit from your kind donations, as they will go from having no English reading books to suddenly having hundreds. They will not know which book to choose to read first,” said Suzanna Hammersley one of the pupils involved in the project.

“The children in the Pallum Primary School would not have been given this opportunity if it wasn’t for your help and we are so grateful for every book that was donated. Thank you all so much!

The Eyemouth pupils are now organising the next stage of their project - Literacies 4 Gambia - which involves the development of learning resources.