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School Books and Supplies Wanted

As Picton Castle sails around the world, she carries books and supplies to schools along her route. Some of these schools are quite remote, like the school on Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific. Some are surrounded by people but still could use a hand, like Christel House in Cape Town, South Africa. All of the schools that receive books from the Picton Castle put them to good use in libraries and classrooms.

We’re in voyage preparation mode here in Lunenburg, getting the ship ready for another world voyage to begin in April. On this world circumnavigation voyage, the ship’s fifth time around the globe, we will once again bring tons of books and school supplies, donated here in North America for schools around the world.

Donations of books and supplies are needed! Most of the schools we visit are elementary schools (plus a few high schools) in English-speaking countries (plus a few French-speaking countries). Here’s a list of things these schools find helpful:

Fiction and non-fiction books suitable for a school library
Class sets of text books
Class sets of novels
Full encyclopedia sets less than ten years old
Notebooks and looseleaf paper
Big rolls of paper
Pens, pencils, pencil crayons, markers and crayons
Rulers and protractors
Chalk
Maps and atlases

If you’re able to help, please contact us. Donations are being accepted from now until early April.

books donated to Apii Niko Maori school in Rarotonga
some of the books and supplies donated to Christel House in Cape Town
students in Rarotonga carry books off the ship
visiting Avatea School in Rarotonga to deliver books

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