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
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