National Simultaneous Storytime comes to Cathedral
On Wednesday 23 May at 11.00am students from The Cathedral School will join organisations from Broome to Hobart, reading the picture book The Very Cranky Bear to more than 170,000 children across Australia.
Now in its 12th successful year, National Simultaneous Storytime 2012 aims to celebrate and acknowledge the vital work being done in libraries, schools and communities around Australia to develop young people's literacy and numeracy skills.
The event has been organised by the Australian Library and Information Association, to promote the value of reading and literacy, the importance of Australia's book industry and the role of libraries.
The Very Cranky Bear is written by Nick Bland and published by Scholastic Australia.
Junior School Librarian, Mrs Marcia Fisher said “It is a great opportunity to participate in events such as this because we then become a part of a national network that works together to promote literacy in children.”
“It is really important that children enjoy reading and see it as fun so having activities like this makes reading that little bit more exciting for them” added Mrs Fisher.