The two Australian Children’s Laureates, Boori Monty Pryor and Alison Lester, along with Andy Griffiths and Suzy Wilson celebrated the Queensland launch of Indigenous Literacy Day. Purga Elder Aunty Sheryl Thompson said the Welcome to Country and Andy Griffiths spoke of his experience with the kids in remote communities, helping them write out their stories. Menessia Nagie said that there was a real sense that this was a community event and the morning finished up with a Great Book Swap.
“This year our pre-school and early years students have taken part in another awesome reading program and this is thanks to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. The books that we have received are used for our Shared Reading and Reading Together programs.”