TARPORLEY Rotary Club enjoyed a tour of the area’s primary schools, presenting dictionaries to Year 6 leavers.

During the last two weeks of term, the club attended leaving ceremonies and services at Tarporley, Eaton, Bunbury, Duddon and Utkinton schools with the books.

The gesture has become an annual initiative and originally stems from an idea by Tooting Rotary Club, who started off the tradition by bulk buying dictionaries to distribute to local children in the area.

David Carter, spokesperson for Tarporley Rotary Club, said: “During the two weeks around 100 dictionaries were given out to pupils, many of whom will move on to Tarporley High in September.

“At the services, we explained that the purpose of Rotary is to provide help and service to communities, and our aim of increasing understanding between people and nations.

“The core of understanding is communication, and hopefully these dictionaries will help these local children to communicate effectively as they grow up,” he added.

On September 25, The Rotary Club will be supporting a sponsored walk to Hilbre Island for the Action for Children charity, and will be dedicating donations to the memory of Duddon Primary School teacher Jason Fazakerley, who died tragically two weeks ago. For more details, go to www.actionforchildren.org. uk/get-involved/events/ hilbre- island-sponsored- walk.