Read­ing takes off at pri­mary school

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

A WORLD of ad­ven­tures has just landed at Red­cliffe Pri­mary School, with Perth Air­port do­nat­ing $5000 worth of books to cel­e­brate Book Week.

Book Week is the an­nual na­tional cam­paign which aims to bring chil­dren and books to­gether to cel­e­brate lit­er­a­ture and a love of read­ing. This year’s theme is Es­cape to Ev­ery­where.

“Our stu­dents and teach­ers love dress­ing up for Book Week and this lit­tle bit of fun helps us to ex­pand our imag­i­na­tion while we read,” Red­cliffe Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Mark Hen­don said.

“Book Week is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to re­mind us all of the magic of read­ing and this in­cred­i­ble do­na­tion has en­abled us to buy new and re­place old books for our li­brary.”

Perth Air­port with Dy­mocks Chil­dren’s Char­i­ties has do­nated over $50,000 worth of books to lo­cal schools since 2012.

Chief Cor­po­rate Ser­vices Of­fi­cer De­bra Blas­kett said the air­port was com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity, es­pe­cially those that fo­cus on fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

“We hope that these new re­sources will help the stu­dents at Red­cliffe Pri­mary School to de­velop a love of read­ing and a vi­brant imag­i­na­tion,” she said.

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