Parents back book rental scheme at St. Fursey's NS
Published 19/03/2014 | 05:20
Nearly all parents at Saint Fursey's NS have backed the introduction of a Book Rental Scheme in the school.
The move to set up the scheme has come through the Parents Committee, and 90 per cent of the parents are in support of it with many volunteering to help get it off the ground.
A spokesperson for the Parents Committee said that it aimed to roll out the scheme for the start of the new school year in September, but admitted 'to be honest there is a lot of work to be done between now and then'.
The parents will work in conjunction with the teachers, with a big part of the work entailing the preparation of the books, sorting them out and seeing they are in proper condition to hand onto pupils come September.
This will have to be done at the end of the school year when pupils will be requested to deposit books they are finished with in specially provided boxes in their classrooms. These will be checked by the volunteers to see they are fit to hand out and it's intended to try to preserve the books by covering them.
The Committee have carried out research into the scheme, travelling to Slane to see how a similar scheme operates there. The Parents Committee are looking at applying for funding to offset the cost of introducing the scheme and are also planning to run a couple of fund raising events.