Sunday the 5th of August was a frosty morning but nevertheless there were thousands of energetic runners (and dogs!) out and about, excited to compete for their chance to win Dobroyd Point Public School’s 16th Annual Bay Run. However nervous for the run they were, they were both intrigued and interested to see the chosen charity for this year’s run: the Indigenous Literacy Foundation situated down at the starting line explaining and educating dozens of runners young and old on the plight of Indigenous kids in remote communities across the nation.
As a former student of DPPS and a newly minted Indigenous Literacy Foundation Student Ambassador, helping out the ILF on the day was a blend of the familiar and the brand new, yet I took great delight in seeing the eager faces of my former peers and teachers as I explained to them both my passion for the cause and the wonderful work the ILF was doing to help close the literacy gap. I left the stall feeling excited and energised for the work ahead in organising my own fundraiser for the ILF and Indigenous Literacy Day.
“The books are located in our Community Library for all of the community to access. The local preschool attends the Library up to four times per year for storybook reading, which includes craft activities. When parents come to the Library, they are amazed at the quality of books we have.”