News can enhance literacy abilities

Stacey Muir, Newspapers in Education editor Robyn Courtney, (back) Dakota Biggs and (front) James Watson learn more about newspapers.
Stacey Muir, Newspapers in Education editor Robyn Courtney, (back) Dakota Biggs and (front) James Watson learn more about newspapers. Mike Knott

GETTING children interested in reading newspapers is something we, at APN, think is a step in the right direction.

Which is why Robyn Courtney, the editor of Newspapers in Education, a weekly instalment in the Daily News, encourages businesses to support schools and children in our community.

Southern Downs businesses are invited to attend a seminar hosted by Mrs Courtney to find out why investing in today's students is the key to the future.

"I will be taking sponsors on a journey back to school to see how a newspaper can be used to develop the literacy and social skills of students," Mrs Courtney said.

She said NiE was about achieving literacy through partnerships with the local newspaper, community conscious business leaders and our schools.

"NiE provides our youth with information and analysis about current affairs and curriculum linked subjects and teachers with resources for in classroom activities that encourage and extend the literacy capabilities of all students, regardless of their level," Mrs Courtney said.

"By sponsoring the Warwick NiE program, businesses receive advertising and community recognition worth far more than the sponsorship dollar.

"Each Tuesday participating schools receive 25 copies of the Warwick Daily News that can be used in the classroom. One or two copies of the paper are provided on the other days of the week.

"Without sponsorship this would not be possible as the cost of this is covered by the sponsorship dollar."

Head to Cafe Jacqui's on Monday, January 21, at 10.30am.

RSVP to lara.hemmings@warwickdailynews.com.au by tomorrow.



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