Mark Robinson joined the students today at Thornlands State School by reading 'The Brothers Quibble' out load on assembly. It was a part of the Premier's 2015 Reading Challenge simultaneous statewide story telling.
More than 100,000 Queensland students read more than 1.5 million books as part of the 10th annual Premier’s Reading Challenge.
For the first time since its launch in 2006, the Premier’s Reading Challenge has extended to Year 8 and 9 students, as well as children in kindergartens and long day care centres.
It’s so important for us to encourage our children to love reading, as the foundation for all other learning.
By encouraging students to enjoy books from an early age, we’re helping them start their education on the right foot.
This year the Premier’s Reading Challenge is partnering with the State Library of Queensland’s Best Start program, to provide additional resources and programs at more than 320 public libraries throughout the state.
The 2015 Premier’s Reading Challenge is supported by principal partner Teachers Union Health, program partner QSuper, supporting partners Storage King, QT Mutual Bank, the State Library of Queensland and Village Roadshow Theme Parks, and media partner The Courier-Mail.
To find out more about the Premier’s Reading Challenge, go to www.education.qld.gov.au/schools/readingchallenge/