Students visit local businesses for reading lessonsSeptember 3, 2014 3:55am
St Augustine's Grade 4 students were entertained with by the story The Windy Farm read by local NAB Home Lender Joshua Nunan.
Business owners around Kyabram got into the spirit of adventure in order to help support National Reading Day.
Intersport Bennett’s, Kyabram Newsagency, NAB and Gillian’s Hair Salon took part in the day, reading books from the Children’s Book Week Shortlist to students from St Augustine’s College’s Year 4 class.
Rotating in groups of 12 between the four businesses, students were treated to some colourful readings of Parachute, The Windy Farm, The Treasure Box and Silver Buttons before heading to the Kyabram Library to make their own windmills inspired by The Windy Farm.
Campaspe Cohuna Local Learning Employment Network project worker and organiser Cheryl Sweeney said the day was a huge hit with the children.
‘‘It was a fantastic morning when local businesses shared a picture story book with the children, followed by rich discussion about the moral of the story and what they have learnt from the book,’’ she said.
‘‘The focus of the day was to share the enjoyment of reading and also the importance of reading in real life situations. The business people explained to the group of children, the reading that is required in their everyday routine in their workplace. Every job has some form of literacy involved and reading builds these language and literacy skills. These skills are key to successful transition through school, training and employment.’’
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