Break­ing records at Vasse

“Dr Seuss is a time­less clas­sic, and the event rep­re­sented one of many ways that Vasse Pri­mary School tries to mo­ti­vate stu­dents to read and cre­ate a sense of be­long­ing.”

The Australian Education Reporter - - NEWS - JES­SICA CUM­MINS

“Dr Seuss is a time­less clas­sic, and the event rep­re­sented one of many ways that Vasse Pri­mary School tries to mo­ti­vate stu­dents to read and cre­ate a sense of be­long­ing.”

IN an ef­fort to en­cour­age school chil­dren to em­brace read­ing, mem­bers of Vasse Pri­mary School have taken it upon them­selves to break a Guin­ness World Record ti­tle.

The Mar­garet River-based school gath­ered 890 school stu­dents, teach­ing staff, grand­par­ents, ba­bies, and com­mu­nity mem­bers to conquer the ‘Largest Gath­er­ing of Peo­ple dressed as Dr Seuss Char­ac­ters’ record.

The event, which took place dur­ing Book Week, re­quired school stu­dents to dress up as Thing 1 and Thing 2 and re­main as­sem­bled for five min­utes.

Vasse broke the record of 686 pre­vi­ously held by the Us-based Mil­ford Pri­mary El­e­men­tary School.

“Dr Seuss is a time­less clas­sic, and the event rep­re­sented one of many ways that Vasse Pri­mary School tries to mo­ti­vate stu­dents to read and cre­ate a sense of be­long­ing,” Vasse Prin­ci­pal Si­nan Ke­r­i­mof­ski said.

“We also have other events such as Mr.k’s Read­ing Chal­lenge, where stu­dents are re­quired to read every school night for an en­tire term – if they do that then they get to par­tic­i­pate in a free sausage siz­zle.

“When it first started three years ago we had about 200 stu­dents par­tic­i­pate, this year we had around 550.”

Mr Ke­r­i­mof­ski said it was en­cour­ag­ing to see the ini­tia­tive work, with the amount of stu­dents read­ing dur­ing schools nights grow­ing.

“For us, read­ing is the foun­da­tion of all learn­ing – it’s im­por­tant for plea­sure but also to be able to learn how to crit­i­cally an­a­lyse in­for­ma­tion.”

Vasse Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Si­nan Ke­r­i­mof­ski plus 890 school stu­dents and com­mu­nity mem­bers break a Guin­ness World Record.

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