YOUNG pupils at an Alloa school will have some extra works to choose from at tomorrow's World Book Day, thanks to a generous donation.

The school library at St Mungo's RC Primary School grew after a bundle of 15 books arrived last week from the local branch of supermarket Morrisons.

Morrisons community champion Dave Crozier visited the school last week ahead of World Book Day, which seeks to give every young person a book of their own, celebrating reading in general on Thursday, March 7.

The gift came as the Morrisons Foundation teamed up with the National Literacy Trust, aiming to help children fall in love with reading all over the country.

And the books are already set to see some reading action as plans to mark World Book Day were already in full swing when the donation arrived last Friday, March 2.

Community champion Dave said: "There was a lot of interest in being selected for this donation and it wasn't an easy decision, but I do still hope to provide every school that showed an interest a small donation.

"I'm really happy to be donating these new books to a local school and I feel that in this case St Mungo's was the right choice.

"There's a great selection of books and I'm certain that every pupil will be able to find a one they will enjoy."

Headteacher Nicola Wood was "delighted" when the gifts arrived and told the Advertiser about her plans to get children reading this week.

She said: "We have invited the P1-4 parents in to read a child a story, we've invited people from partner agencies to come in and read for their favourite children's book to the P5-7s.

"We have the West End Dance Workshop coming to work with us on book-themed dance workshops."

On the day itself, children will be encouraged to dress up as their favourite characters from their most-loved stories and the pupils have also been busy decorating their classroom doors as if they were book covers.

Mrs Wood added: "There's a huge focus on reading across Clackmannanshire this year so we've actually adapted the way we are teaching reading and got a lot of new books to engage the children in reading – and this [donation] will support that as well."

Jonathan Douglas, director of the National Literacy Trust, added: "We are thrilled to be working with Morrison's to bring the gift of reading by donating brand new books to primary schools throughout the UK."