Over 100 Canowindra children were lucky enough to take part in the Community Reading Day on Wednesday 30 August at St Edward’s Primary School. The children from St Edward’s Primary School, Canowindra Public School, Canowindra High School and Canowindra Pre-School were joined by local librarian Rossanne Holmes and Freeda the Reader, Speech Therapists from Canowindra Health Service, teachers, Family Day Care educators and children and also young mothers and their children for a great day of learning and reading.
There were five activity stations set up around the school for the children to move between. The children also enjoyed a fruit break and sausage sizzle and a play on the new playground equipment. Guest author for the day was Sue Whiting who has been travelling around the state for what she calls “Book Month”.
Sue Whiting has written 64 books during her career, but what she really enjoys is coming out to regional areas to speak with the children. The children were let in on a very special secret – they got to see Sue’s newest book “Beware the Deep Dark Forest” and how it all comes together from the start.
Mrs Fisher the School’s Librarian was dressed as a fireman as she read Sue Whiting’s best-selling picture book “The Firefighters” to the children. In the session with the Canowindra Pre-School children, Eloise Duguid and Tommy Brown were lucky enough to be chosen to participate with Mrs Fisher and dress up as Firefighters with a big red fire engine, helmets, boots and jackets.