WORLD Book Day 2014 was made extra special for students at Ringwood School after the Ringwood & Fordingbridge Lions Club presented them with a cheque for £233.40.
The money has been used to buy a series of Superscripts play books for the school’s learning research centre.
Learning research centre manager Sara Blincoe said: “The new play books will add interesting and motivating material for our Key Stage 3 play reading groups.
“Play reading is an enjoyable way to improve reading confidence. It has been proven that those students who read more do better, not only in school but also in their future lives.”
Lions president Stephen Sherring said: “As a club we feel very privileged to have been involved in this project at Ringwood School.
“Everyone at the club was impressed by the hard work that takes place at the school to ensure students achieve their reading goals and are thereby better equipped to reach their full potential at school and beyond.
“Reading is such an important life skill, and these books are a wonderful resource targeted at developing reading confidence where it is needed the most.”