Storytime stops Warwick
YOUNG Warwick readers were among more than 100,000 children across Australia yesterday who enjoyed the novelty of the picture book, Little White Dogs Can’t Jump.
Warwick Glennie Heights State School pupils had the added excitement of other Rose City identities coming in and reading the book for them as a part of National Simultaneous Storytime.
Warwick State High School principal David Ferguson read to eight and nine-year-olds, a change from his normal routine revolving around teenagers.
Organiser and Year 2 and 3 Glennie Heights SS teacher Michelle Wixted said every class at the school was having the book read to them to promote reading in the school.
“The children hear us reading to them all the time and it was a way to promote other people reading and to get them to meet new people as well,” she said.
At the Warwick library children also came to hear the book read, with four-year-olds Rory MacFarlane, Ellie Eather and three-year-old Tiffany Boyce enjoying the story, followed by dot-to-dots.
In its 10th year the project aims to celebrate and acknowledge the vital work being done in libraries, schools and communities around Australia to develop young people’s literacy and numeracy skills.