Remote Australia Celebrates ILD

Remote Australia Celebrates ILD

What are you doing this Indigenous Literacy Day?


From Mornington Island to Fitzroy Crossing many organisations in remote locations right across the country are participating in this year's Indigenous Literacy Day (ILD) in their communities. For many of these, ILD is a day of celebrating literacy and getting children and families engaged in and excited about reading and sharing stories. Here are some examples of what's happening.


    Bidyadanga Community

    We are celebrating Indigenous Literacy Day in Bidyadanga on the 9th September.


    The plan is to have a fun day of activities of reading the books donated by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, painting/drawing and story telling with children in care and their foster careers.


    Julie Edwards l Senior Child Protection Worker - Placement Services l WA


    Fitzroy Crossing

    This coming Indigenous Literacy day, Wednesday 3rd September, we have selected a child from each class to receive a special literacy prize. We will display a selection of books in the library for these children to choose from.  


    Joanne Sparrow | Fitzroy Valley District High School | Fitzroy Crossing | WA


    Mornington Island

    We are hoping to celebrate by having cultural stories told on this day and the children will enjoy stories being read outside.


    Samantha Atkinson | Director| Kirdi Mayarr "Small Rainbow" Day Care Centre | Mornington Island 


    Milikapiti Community

    We are inviting the whole community to the school to celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day. The children and families will be participating in shared reading time, class reading performances and story writing sessions. The Middle Years class will present their newly created book, developed with Alison Lester, to the whole community. We are very excited to celebrating literacy in our community.


    Suzanne Brogan | Teaching Principal | Milikapiti School | Tiwi Islands | NT


    Wallaga Lake

    We are having a special focus that day on literacy, enjoying shared story time with the book Eggs from the ILF Book Pack and a power point presentation and quiz on eggs. We also have an NITV clip on Tiddalik which the children love. Then we have one of the mothers who is very skilled in art and culture so the children can do some special painting to celebrate. We will have a party lunch and the children will take a flyer home for their families to catch the Opera House celebration on the News 3rd Sept.


    Lea Sutherland (Director) & Beth Wilson ( Literacy Consultant/ Volunteer) | Little Yuin Aboriginal Pre School | Wallaga Lake | NSW

  • Posted 29 August, 2014

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