Cobram school students take their books to the streets, dressing up for Community Reading Day.ROB HENSON September 1, 2014 3:57am
Sppoky stuff: Moira Shire Councillors Gary Cleveland and Ed Cox read The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree to an appreciative audience from Eileen Taylor Kindergarten.Community Reading Day in the Cobram CBD with local prep, kindegarten and year one students.
About 200 children in costumes were on a reading rally through Cobram CBD last week to make the importance of literature writ large in the wider community.
Community Reading Day hit Cobram on Thursday morning, with groups from local pre-schools and primary schools dressing up as their favourite fictional characters.
Moira Shire councillors Ed Cox and Gary Cleveland were reading to the kids at Cobram Bakery and Cr Cox said the Children’s Book Week event was about health and social connectedness.
‘‘It’s understanding reading as usual behaviour,’’ he said.
‘‘I think there’s also social connectedness, to council to community, to businesses and schools.’’
He thanked the businesses that had made their premises available for the event.
Cobram Primary School Prep teacher Helen Bruni, dressed as ‘Mr Strong’, said the event was ‘‘absolutely fantastic’’.
‘‘You should see the school parade, It’s really good for the students. And people driving past who get to see the school kids all dressed up.’’
Community health nurse Andrea Perryman read to the students, saying the event had maintained momentum over six years.
‘‘The shops are really willing to participate, they get a lot out of it as well,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s so important to promote reading every day with your kids.’’
The event was also staged in Yarrawonga, Numurkah and in Katamatite this morning, from 9.30
Two Stanhope men were arrested after police executed warrants at a residential property on Friday last week.
Pete O’Neill and Abby Hicks are national champions at the completion of the 2015 Australian Barefoot Championships held last week.
Popular Tatura hairdresser Gabrielle Dodd and her English beau Daniel Coombs were married at Sacred Heart Church on Friday.
Echuca Community for the Aged will hold its second Aged Care Expo tomorrow.
When you are 16 and aiming for the sky you know there is a hard road to hoe. Eamonn Tiernan caught up with budding AFL prospect Joe Atley to find out what goes on inside the mind of a teenage rising star.
Local MP calls for community applications
A special event will take place at Pioneer Park on Sunday.
Jerilderie's born and bred Madeleine Harris has been recognised for her banking and finance career
Concerned Costerfield residents had the chance to voice their antimony health concerns last week after an independent facilitator was appointed.
More than 600 people enjoyed the Rumble in the Gums youth event on April 11 at the Cobram skate park.
Nationals locked in for 5 years
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
Emergency services are on scene of a two-car crash on the Midland Hwy, near Benalla. Two people have died. Traffic is being diverted.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.