Composite High School receives $30,000 grant from Indigo

The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is selecting Composite High School for their literacy grant.

Awarded to only 31 schools across Canada, Composite High School will receive $30,000 over three years to assist in bolstering the school’s reading materials.

“The immediate plans are to enhance the library reading materials for students to engage their love of reading,” said Danny Tulk, Principal at Composite High School.

“The funds will also be utilized to facilitate the building of inclusive classroom libraries to accommodate our diverse population and English language learner students.”

Tulk said that multiple staff members wrote letters and an extensive grant application which was submitted to the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.

“We are so thankful for this wonderful grant from Indigo. We greatly appreciate the support for our school,” assured Tulk.

“The dedication of the Fort McMurray Composite High School staff in pursuing this grant goes to show the exemplary team we have and their remarkable dedication in finding ways to improve our school and, most importantly, help our students. I am so proud of this team and their continued passion for learning.”

Composite Librarian Michelle Furtado said this is an amazing opportunity for the school.

“I see the needs and desire for our students to have access to the books they want to read. The library is the heart of our school and this will ensure we are able to offer cultural, language, and diverse materials for our students.”

Furtado said she can’t wait to continue to foster the love of reading at Fort McMurray Composite High School.

The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation exists to provide Canadian children in need with access to relevant, diverse, and high-interest books and the opportunity to fall in love with reading.

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