In the presence of the Headmaster of the Dingli Primary School, Ms. Elisabeth Galea, St Nicholas College Principal Ms. Maria Camilleri, and several teachers from the school, the National Book Council’s Counsellor Mr. Charles Calleja and Cultural Events Organiser Ms. Simona Cassano donated a considerable amount of books to St Nicholas Primary School in Dingli.
The short ceremony took place in the school’s auditorium as part of the Literacy Fest organised in conjunction with the Dingli Local Council. Several reading Ambassadors took part in a Q&A session with the primary school children, who asked them questions on their favourite books and their experiences with reading. Among them was Dr. Frank Fabri, Director of the Education Department, who was deputising for Hon. Evarist Bartolo, Minister of Education.
The NBC’s book donation is the first donation of its kind to the school library, but others will surely follow. Ms. Galea thanked the National Book Council for their generous donation. The books donated by the NBC, a mix of reading and picture books for children, will be available for the students to borrow from the library as well as to use as readers in the classroom.