Reading challenge in Queensland schools
CHILDERS State School students have been rewarded for their reading efforts in the 2016 Premier’s Reading Challenge this month.
Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett visited the school last Friday to present special certificates of achievement to students who participated in the challenge.
To encourage young readers to continue on in their reading journey, Mr Bennett also gifted challenge participants with books written by a local author.
More than 40 students from Prep to Year 4 received an illustrated children’s book written by Bargara author, Jedidah Morley.
“Jedidah’s books are truly special, encourages children to embrace and celebrate their individuality,” Mr Bennett said.
“It’s nice to be able to not only support a local author, but reward students with a book that has such an important message.”
The Premier’s Reading Challenge was an initiative aimed to improve literacy and encourage children to engage in reading for pleasure and learning.
Fifteen schools in the electorate participated in this year’s Premier’s Reading Challenge.
Mr Bennett congratulated keen readers from Childers who took part in the reading challenge this year.
“It’s fantastic so see so many children across Queensland taking up the challenge,” Mr Bennett said.