Warwick students turn a new page in learning
STUDENTS at Warwick Central State School are learning to love reading with the Premier's Reading Challenge kicking off this month.
The Year 2 classes are both participating in the fun challenge which aims to make reading fun and encourage kids to read for pleasure and learning.
Teacher Tina Stanfield-Roche said her students were eager to get reading.
"It's an important initiative because from an early age we want kids to be literate and for them to enjoy reading," Mrs Stanfield-Roche said.
"The challenge helps that skill go from school to home and by making that bridge we hope it crosses over into other areas of learning.
"We always try to do a bit of reading in class today but we hope the challenge will help expose the kids to different styles of reading and different genres.
"This is the first year I've done the challenge but all the kids are very excited and keen to do it which is really good to see."
Students in prep to Year 2 can complete the challenge by reading or experiencing 20 books by August 26.