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F.W. WOOLWORTH CO. SPONSORS ANIMAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS

 NEW YORK, Nov. 19 ~PRNewswire~ -- Pupils at Public School 146, on East 106th Street at First Avenue, had a busy day today learning about animals.
 In the morning, the children visited, at close range, farm animals brought to their schoolyard from an upstate farm. Later that morning, students in kindergarten through 5th grade were engaged in reading or discussing different books about animals. Students were also given complimentary copies of the book their class read to take home with them.
 Both the farm-animal exhibit and the classroom reading exercise were sponsored by F.W. Woolworth Co., the large New York-based retailer, as a part of its continuing effort to encourage childrens' appreciation of, and compassion for, animals.
 The farm animals, including ponies, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits and chickens, were trucked to the school from Brewster, N.Y., by the Green Chimneys Children's Services Agency, a residential treatment center for children, as part of its educational extension program called "Farm on the Moo-ve." The PS 146 exhibit was the 20th at a New York City school under F.W. Woolworth Co. auspices since the start of the program last April.
 Since last spring, F.W. Woolworth Co. has also been working with the American Humane Education Society of Boston to bring to New York City schools the Society's nationwide educational campaign, "Operation Outreach USA". The Operation Outreach program works to develop reading skills through classroom studies of books about animals, and distributes free copies of these books to participating students. A key objective of the Operation Outreach program is to instill in children compassion for animals by reading about them.
 Today's reading and book distribution at PS 146 began the second series of such programs which are planned for New York City elementary schools. This series will extend through the end of the school year in the spring of 1993 and is expected to reach 127 schools. The first series of classes were held in 79 New York City public schools last May and June. In advance of each series, Woolworth funds workshops for teachers who volunteer to give added instruction required for students in the program.
 The reading and book distribution classes last spring were attended by an estimated 3,000 pupils, each of whom received a free book about animals. Among the titles distributed were "Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell, "William's Story" by Debra Duel, "Lobo the Wolf" by Ernest T. Seton and "Beautiful Joe" by Marshall Saunders.
 Attendance at the new series is expected to reach 5,000, and includes the distribution of that many additional books from F.W. Woolworth Co.
 Books to be distributed in the current series include, for kindergarten, "If A Seahorse Wore a Saddle," by Dr. Mary Jane Flynn; 1st grade, "The Lost and Found Puppy," also by Dr. Flynn; 2nd grade, "William's Story;" 3rd grade, "Beautiful Joe;" 4th grade, "Black Beauty;" and 5th grade, "Cousin Charlie the Crow," by Marshall Houts.
 F.W. Woolworth Co., with over 100 stores in the New York metropolitan area, is a subsidiary of Woolworth Corporation, the large New York-based multinational retailer. In addition to operating nearly 1,000 Woolworth general merchandise stores, it operates some 900 specialty stores throughout the United States including Afterthoughts and Carimar costume jewelry, handbag and accessories boutiques, The Best of Times watch and clock stores and The San Francisco Music Box Company musical giftware chain.
 Woolworth Corporation, with annual revenues of approximately $10 billion, operates nearly 8,90 stores, including about 7,300 specialty stores and over 1,600 general merchandise stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Australia.
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 ~CONTACT: Frances E. Trachter of F.W. Woolworth Co., 212-553-2394~
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