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Stromness Academy appeals for return of school books

Stromness Academy appeals for return of school books
28 June 2018

Staff at Stromness Academy are appealing to local families to check their bookshelves at home - to see if there are any school books lurking there.

The school are missing a significant amount of their book stock - with one particular maths textbook seeing significantly depleted stocks.

One hundred 'Maths National 5' textbooks were purchased in 2016 - with 25 of these having not been returned to the school over those two years - at £20 a book.

Any school books found at home can be returned to the school over the holiday period as part of a book amnesty.

Graeme Horne is the Acting Business Manager at Stromness Academy. He said: "The school has found that there's been a significant depletion of our book stocks across all departments and in the library too - and we'd really like to see these books back in the school for our current pupils to use and enjoy.

"We'd like folk to take a look around their homes - even if their children left school some time ago - and see if they do have any Stromness Academy books. usually it’s a result of pupils forgetting to return a book or putting the return off. Even if each family finds they have just one book, then the returning of all of these could make such a huge difference to the school."