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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Students get behind 'Books 4Babies' plan

Published 15/10/2013 | 05:38

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Books4Babies was recently launched in Wexford town.

TRANSITION year students from all over the county have been lending a helping hand to ensure that babies all over Wexford discover the gift of reading as early as possible.

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The Books4Babies scheme was recently launched in Wexford and sees every baby born across the county presented with a pack at their 7-9 month developmental check including some wonderful books that they can enjoy with the help of their parents.

Over 100 transition years students from secondary schools around the county were on hand to help pack the bags which will be distributed to each and every child born in Wexford over the coming year. Taking part were students from The Presentation Secondary School Wexford, Gorey Community School and Colaiste Bride Enniscorthy.

Director of Books4Babies, Laurence McLaughlin, was extremely impressed with the enthusiasm and the effort put in by the students to help out with the cause. 'It's really incredible,' he said. 'The students managed to pack some 2,500 gift bags in about 55 minutes. There are now enough Books4Babies packs in HSE stores in the County so that all children born in County Wexford over the next 12 months will receive a gift pack at their 7-9 month developmental check.'

Laurence issued a massive thank you to all the students who took part and Mayor of Wexford, Cllr George Lawlor, was also on hand to congratulate the youngsters on all their hard work.

New Ross Standard

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