Students in Echuca, Cohuna, Kyabram, Rushworth, Tongala and Rochester will visit ‘school friendly businesses’ to be read to and learn about the joy of reading from August 18 to 22.August 15, 2014 3:11am
More than 400 grade 3 and 4 school students across the district will gain a greater interest in reading as they take part in Community Reading Days for the first time later this month.
The concept was introduced after a partnership was agreed between Campaspe Shire and Gannawarra Shire Council’s library services, the Campaspe Cohuna Local Learning and Employment Network and local schools and businesses.
Students in Echuca, Cohuna, Kyabram, Rushworth, Tongala and Rochester will visit ‘school friendly businesses’ to be read to and learn about the joy of reading from August 18 to 22.
‘‘Our role here is assisting young people to get through school successfully and literacy starts with enjoyment from reading at an early age,’’ CCLLEN partnership broker Bev Werner said.
‘‘We thought it would be something nice to do in the public given we have a partnership between local businesses and our schools.’’
Targeted to coincide with Children’s Book Week and National Reading Hour, many primary schools were keen to be involved, Ms Werner said.
The children will rotate around four businesses in small groups and an employee will read to the groups of children.
‘‘So the kids will have four books read to them around town and they will then end up back at their local library, where they will complete an activity to finish the day,’’ she said.
Ms Werner said everyone was excited about the program.
‘‘It’s been win-win all round,’’ she said.
‘‘The community loves it, the schools love it and the kids have fun.
‘‘The shire and ourselves are very pleased.’’
Campaspe Shire library services manager Jenny Mustey said the events were a great example of organisations working together for a common purpose.
Businesses will read titles from the shortlist for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards.
Rochester Primary School and St Joseph’s Primary will take part in the program on Friday, August 22, which involves Chemmart Chemist, Majors IGA, Sportspower and Rochester Community House.
Goulburn Valley has mostly selected skips in its bid to reclaim the Norm Knopp Shield tomorrow.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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.