Local students participate in national literacy project

Imagine an Olympic Torch carried from town to town from one side of Australia to the other.

Now instead of a torch, picture a book passed between volunteers as it travels! And at each town where the book relay stops, a new page is added to the story by that community.

Called the Paint Australia REaD Book Relay, the project celebrates the importance of reading, particularly for children.

The Shire of Dardanup organised for the Book Relay to call in at River Valley Primary School recently with Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett in attendance as the Master of Ceremonies.

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Students were treated to a reading of the book Alpacas with Marracas by children’s entertainer Glen Perks and his puppet Hen Three.

Paint Australia REaD is one project of national community-driven literacy project Paint the Town REaD.

Stay tuned with more events planned by the Shire of Dardanup as a supporter of this project coming soon…