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Mission RCMP read stories to elementary students

Literacy program features collaboration between detachment, school district and library
Mission RCMP youth liaison officer Johanna Robinson read to students at Mission Central as part of a literacy program. /Mission RCMP Photo

Mission RCMP’s youth liaison officer recently read to local students as part of a literacy initiative.

Cst. Johanna Robinson visited grade three students at Mission Central Elementary and read them a story. She also answered questions about what it’s like to be a police officer.

The literacy program for students from grades two to four intends to get kids excited about reading while creating positive relationships within the community.

Mission RCMP have partnered with the Mission Public School District and the Mission Library for the program, which has been connecting with students at Mission Central Elementary and Deroche Elementary this year.

Officer in Charge Ted Lewko has also spent time reading to the students.

Students also receive a library card as part of the program. They’re encouraged to visit the Mission Library, where they will find clues to help solve a mystery. The answer will be revealed at a celebratory wrap-up on June 13.

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