Orange Credit Union aids BPS to buy books for infants

An open book: Eva Price, Chloe Taylor, Josh Dowsett and Jack Miskel with Jaime Medbury and Colby Sloane after the school assembly on Monday. Photo: Mark Logan.
An open book: Eva Price, Chloe Taylor, Josh Dowsett and Jack Miskel with Jaime Medbury and Colby Sloane after the school assembly on Monday. Photo: Mark Logan.

One of the most important ways to ensure that your children can read well, and subsequently not struggle too much at school, is to read to them from an early age.

To help parents with children in years K-2, Orange Credit Union will be using a part of their generous Community Support Grant to provide books for the school’s home readers project.

The school’s parent club was successful in making the application for the grant, and it was one of only two outside Orange that was successful. 

Marketing manager at OCU Noelle Cornish said that they were excited to spread the grant to Blayney.

“It’s really great that we’re here in Blayney to help the school to provide such a useful resource for the students,” she said.

The credit union dispersed funds to eleven different groups in Orange and another in Manildra.

The school’s principal Jaime Medbury said that the books will really help the students improve their literacy skills.

“It will enable the students to read at every level,” she said.