Petuna helps ‘book boost’ at Local Primary School

20.12.16

There were smiles all round as students at East Devonport Primary, in North West Tasmania, took delivery of 1,500 donated books for in-class libraries.

It’s part of an exciting literacy initiative –  ‘The Library Regeneration Program’ – that Petuna is proud to be involved with in partnership with Dymocks Children’s Charities.

Tasmanian Deputy Premier, Jeremy Rockliff, put the books to good use by reading to eager students before the official launch at a packed school assembly.

East Devonport Primary is the first Tasmanian school to receive a ‘Library Regeneration’ and is an ideal choice being just minutes away from Petuna’s Devonport headquarters.

Tim Hess, representing Petuna, told the audience the education needs of the next generation are of significant importance.

“We are very much a community and family based business and I am sure that there are many pupils at this school who have parents or grandparents who are either past or present employees of Petuna,” he said.

A donation of $5,000 from Petuna was matched by Dymocks.

Pic: Tasmanian Deputy Premier – Jeremy Rockliff – reads a story to students at East Devonport Primary