The Book Bank Project at La Perouse Public School
It was a pleasure to revisit La Perouse Public School in my old electorate of Maroubra on Wednesday to load up 47 students with wonderful books as part of the Book Bank Project. Also there to distribute books were 702 ABC Breakfast Radio host, Adam Spencer, and my successor as Member for Maroubra, Michael Daley.
The Book Bank Project is an initiative from Dymocks Children’s Charities and is undertaken in the context of the success of the Premier’s Reading Challenge. The Project provides schoolchildren with one book they have chosen from the Reading Challenge every term. Students are encouraged to share and swap their books with their classmates after they have read them, creating, as a result, a ‘Book Bank’ within the classroom.
Currently, the Project is being trialled with 1, 200 students in five schools in NSW, including Condell Park Public School, Fort Street Primary School, Ettalong Public School, Toormina Public School and Nyngan Public School. A roll out of the Project in many more schools across NSW is planned for next year.