Canowindra Public School Principal Sharon Hawker has urged anyone interested in making donations, or a sponsorship, for this year’s Canowindra Community Reading Day to come forward. This year’s Reading Day will be held at Canowindra Public School on Friday August 26, and will feature an array of activities for students on the day between 9.30am and 1pm.
The Day will be jointly run by each school in Canowindra for the first time this year. Each school in Canowindra will be involved, including the Preschool and Early Learning Centre, as well as the Community Health Centre, Lions Club and Country Women’s Association.
Each school and community group that is involved will host an activity, and the students of each school involved will be split into groups of 20, and rotate through each activity. Activities will be themed as ‘Australiana’, and will be based on books and reading. In the past the Reading Day has been run by Cabonne Council and non-for-profit organisation ‘Homestart Family Services’, under the funding of a State Government grant which allowed them to supply a book for each student that participated on the day.
However the State Government funding ended last year, and with the application of a grant this year failing, donations and sponsorship will be required to make this years event a success, and to allow students to receive a book each. “The event will still go ahead, but at the moment, we’re running it on a shoe string budget,” said Mrs Hawker.
“We’re really relying on donations, but we’re also in search of a major sponsor as well, to secure the event in the future.” Anyone who is interested in making a donation or sponsoring the event is urged to contact Mrs Hawker at Canowindra Public School on 6344 1403.