Graham Thompson Donates Books to the Uriah McPhee Primary School and to the Volunteer Reading Project


Graham Thompson Partners Michelle-Pindling Sands (left) and Michela Ellis (2nd left) are shown with second grade students of the Uriah McPhee Primary School, along with Laurenne McDonald (centre rear, partially hidden), Founder of the Volunteer Reading Project and the School’s Vice Principal Pamela Armaly (2nd right) and Principal Laurette Smith (right). The firm donated books to the School’s library. Image by Donald Knowles.

Wednesday June 6th, Graham Thompson partners Michelle Pindling-Sands and Michela Ellis visited Uriah McPhee Primary School to present books donated by the law firm, for the school’s library. Volunteer readers from Graham Thompson, including attorneys and staff, had been visiting the school on a weekly basis to read to Uriah McPhee’s second graders. The firm’s reading commitment to the school began with a Literacy Day in February, when Graham Thompson volunteers read to all twenty-eight of the school’s classes throughout the day, including grades 1 through 6.


Second grade students of the Uriah McPhee Primary School take a look at recently donated books to their School’s library, by Graham Thompson. Image by Donald Knowles.

When the new school year begins in September, the firm will continue it’s reading commitment to Uriah McPhee, continuing with the same students into the third grade. The firm also donated books to The Volunteer Reading Project, which has facilitated its involvement with the primary school.

Pictured from left are Uriah McPhee Vice Principal Pamela Armaly, Graham Thompson Partner Michela Ellis, The Volunteer Reading Project Founder Laurenne McDonald, Graham Thompson Partner Michelle Pindling-Sands, Uriah McPhee Principal Lauretta Smith and The Volunteer Reading Project Volunteer Laverne Deleveaux. Image by Donald Knowles.