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Reading empowers and improves wellbeing

By John Paul II Catholic School

 

JOHN Paul II Catholic School believes that reading changes lives.

Reading empowers, it improves wellbeing and without solid reading skills, every other learning area is a challenge.

As a school, we wanted to inspire our children and their families to re-connect with reading and recognise how crucial it is to their learning.

We also wanted them to enjoy it, to actively seek out books and to engage positively with each other and share books together.

This led us to apply for a Calvary Community Grant for our project, ‘For the Love of Reading.’

On Wednesday 27 February, John Paul II Catholic School captains Noah Smith and Layla Kean were very excited to visit Calvary Hospital and collect a cheque for $5000 to fund this project.

This grant will allow the school to create class libraries bursting with quality texts, set up comfortable spaces to encourage children and their families to read together at school and work with families on how to help their child with reading at home.

This funding has also allowed for the creation of “book bags” for students to take home and share with their families.

These book bags contain a book and all the necessary parts to tell the story.

Caption: John Paul II Catholic School captains Noah Smith and Layla Kean with Calvary Hospital director of mission Tony Brennan and Calvary Community Council member Sister Juliana.