Today we were visited by Professor Brodie who spoke to the children in assembly about some of his charitable work.
"In October, I am travelling to Nepal to continue my charitable work to prevent iodine deficiency disease in remote, mountainous areas. When I have been in these parts before, I have noticed that none of the primary schools have any colourful, children's books. With the help of your child, I would like to establish a number of children's libraries during my visit, by carrying them to remote primary schools.
Your child is invited to bring to school just one colourful, soft-covered book as a gift to a young person in Nepal.
Any book will be fine. Ideally in reasonable condition, but definitely not new.
I will arrange all transportation by plane, pony, yak and finally on our backs.
On my return I will bring some photos to school to show the children.
Please encourage your child to bring a book to school by the end of September, so that between us we can further the education of children in one of the most beautiful, yet poor countries of the world.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Health"
Prof Brodie has left a large, red suitcase in the school entrance and it will there until the end of September for children to drop off any books that they would like to donate.