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Elsie Roy Supports Reading in the Developing World Through Literary Dress Up

Elsie Roy Elementary was awash in literary characters this March as dozens of students dressed up to support the Room to Read initiative aimed at bringing books to less privileged students in the developing world.

During the fundraising drive, Elsie Roy students raised $585, enough to purchase 500 books for children in the developing world.

Elsie Roy teacher Melissa McCleary is one of a number of teachers who have supported the initiative. McCleary said a good half of the school got into the literary spirit of the fundraiser by dressing up as their favourite characters.

"We had a lot of fun dressing up as some of our favourite storybook characters," she said. "One teacher, Ms Matsuda was Viola Swamp the mean substitute teacher from The Black Lagoon. She had all her students playing along becoming the actual characters from the well-loved book!"

McCleary says it was great to support an initiative like Room to Read that's been going for the past 14 years. She says it resonates with her own global connections curriculum and the community leadership Elsie Roy staff try to foster with their popular leadership club.

Learn more about Room to Read by clicking here.

Click here to view more photos of Elsie Roy's Room to Read Project.

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