March 2, 2007
Free books from Courts

Education is expensive. Despite this, the manager and staff of Courts St. Vincent Ltd is cooperating with the Ministry of Education by assisting schools in their Free Books for Schools promotion.

Speaking at the launch of the promotion, Pubic Relations Manager for the OECS Elwyn Phillips stated that the main aim of the programme is to try to make reading fun for children in the primary school level.{{more}}

The programme is being undertaken in association with Harper Collins publishers and offers a wide range of books from which to choose.

Senior Education Officer responsible for primary schools expressed his delight with the programme.

“We are pleased with the initiative that Courts has taken towards improving the literacy process,” Senior Education Officer responsible for primary schools Tyrone Burke stated.

He is encouraging all the primary schools to participate in the promotion and is asking parents who shop at the store to ask for their vouchers as education helps to prepare the students for the world of work.

In order for a school to participate in the programme, they must register, after which they will be provided with a book guide, a registration form, posters, order forms and a letter addressed to parents.

Every customer shopping in any of the Courts stores making purchases of $250 and over will be given a voucher which can be given to any participating primary school of their choice.

According to Phillips, a school can collect any number of vouchers as the more vouchers they collect the more books they will be able to order.

The free book launch was held on February 27 at the Courts main office in Kingstown.