Read­ing chal­lenge in Queens­land schools

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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.

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