Dymocks Children’s Charities launches new reading initiative
Dymocks Children’s Charities has taken this sentiment to heart and launched a new initiative, The Book Bank Project aims to encourage more kids to read more books every day for the sheer joy of it. There’s no competition. They won’t be tested. Its for the love of reading for its own sake.
Children at participating schools get to choose one book per semester. The book belongs to the child but they will be encouraged to swap and share their books via a Class Book Bank.
Jesmond Zammit, the Assistant Principal at Ettalong Public School said, “I am truly amazed at what I have seen since the books arrived. Everyone is hooked on books! The kids are taking them into the playground, trying to sneak them into assemblies and even taking them to timeout. I have been a teacher for over 20 years… If only I had the insight to know what a significant impact book selection and ownership would have on motivating students to read, I would have tapped into it long ago.”
The Project began in Term 3 and will run as a pilot study for two-years and engage over 1,000 primary students from five priority schools.