Teaching kids reading is fun for everyone
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.
PLAYING THE PART: St Joseph's Primary School Principal Ben Gray got dressed up as a character.