Teach­ing kids read­ing is fun for ev­ery­one

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

WITH May at a close, the Scholas­tic Na­tional Fam­ily Read­ing month closes with it but St Joseph’s Pri­mary School saw it out with a fam­ily read­ing day to pro­mote lit­er­acy in stu­dents.

Par­ents came along to read along with their par­ents and were treated to staff who had dressed up to cap­ture the at­mos­phere of the day.

Jody Doyle was one of the par­ents and also works at the school and said that the whole pro­gram is a pos­i­tive.

“Def­i­nitely and there are also a lot of dads down here too, the kids love read­ing and show­ing their par­ents all the books,” Mrs Doyle said.

“The day is for fam­i­lies and stu­dents and we do it every year, it is to bring to an end the month of May which is read­ing month for the school.”

Mrs Doyle pro­motes read­ing with her chil­dren at home also.

“My kids love to read be­cause they want to not be­cause they have to so we read all the time.”

St Joseph’s prin­ci­pal Ben Gray dressed head to toe as fic­tional char­ac­ter, The Old Lady Who Swal­lowed a Fly, much to the en­joy­ment of stu­dents.

“It’s just the at­mos­phere that comes out of it that is so great and it is well at­tended,” Mr Gray said.

“Thirty to 40 par­ents have come down which is a big per­cent­age of our par­ent pop­u­la­tion and the teach­ers re­ally en­joy it too.”

Mr Gray said the school had more projects in the works to pro­mote lit­er­acy.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

PLAY­ING THE PART: St Joseph's Pri­mary School Prin­ci­pal Ben Gray got dressed up as a char­ac­ter.

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