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.
Organisers of the Challenge Shepparton triathlon will donate half the entry fees from entrants in the ‘community team challenge’ to the Community Fund Goulburn Valley.
Jake Thompson has an eagle eye and a steady hand and he put both to good use recently when he won the U15 Australian Snooker Championships, held in Adelaide.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
Echuca tennis player Isabella Crossman will team up with three Bendigo juniors this weekend to compete against the best players in Victoria aged 11 and under.
PLANS are in full swing for the 18th annual Farm and Road Safety Expo in Rochester.
Merrigum’s rise to prominence in the Kyabram District League premiership battle reached new heights in Saturday’s 16th round when it became the first side to lower Avenel’s colours this season.
Local export Willie Wheeler dominating at VFL level
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
HEATHCOTE is being swamped by Pokémon and wannabe trainers, armed with smart phones and iPads, who are trying to catch ‘em all.
Children have been treated to a journey through their imaginations while being encouraged to unleash their inner writers at Barooga Library.
Sixteen local students competed at the NSW PSSA and CHS State Cross Country Championships in Sydney.
SPC will abolish its internal sales team and reduce executive numbers in the latest chapter of the company’s ongoing restructuring.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
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.