Schools give our Foundation a huge amount of fundraising support, so it was great to give back to students at St Peters Lutheran College. On 11 October students from the college attended the launch of Scott Prince and Dave Hartley’s new book at Dreamworld. This was one of the prizes offered to schools that held fundraising events this year.
The launch was for Deadly D & Justice Jones: Rising Star, the second in a series by Dave and Scott. These books are bright and fun, designed to “hook” reluctant readers. Scott’s former profession, rugby league, is the theme of the books, providing many young NRL fans books that will interest them.
ILF Program Manager Tina Raye attended the launch. She said:
"During the Dreamworld event on Saturday, I wasn’t surprise to witness the “hook”. Two young brothers grabbed my attention as they eagerly waited to meet the authors and have their own books signed. They talked about Rugby League, the best players, the team they follow, and they talked about their favourite book.
"I don’t think you could top a location like Dreamworld for a children’s book launch. I have a feeling the two authors had the most fun as they greeted the many fans and guests by riding down The Wedgie. It was a fantastic launch, made even more special by our guests and prize-winners St Peter’s Lutheran College."
Our thanks to Dreamworld for providing the amazing prize. It was not the first time that Scott Prince and Dave Hartley have supported us. In March this year they launched our schools program and Great Book Swap challenge at Somerset Festival, QLD. During the festival, their contagious enthusiasm and Scott’s Rugby League fame meant that they were mobbed by eager students at every turn.
For your chance to win exciting prizes, sign up and hold a Great Book Swap in 2015.
"St Peters Lutheran College Springfield is pleased to have been able to support The Indigenous Literacy Foundation with a donation from our Book Week Celebrations. It is so important to have the programs provided by the ILF to promote and foster reading for Indigenous Children and Young People. We are so grateful to be part of the growth of this wonderful organisation.
A huge vote of thanks also for the invitation to three of our families who were lucky enough to attend the Book Launch at Dreamworld/White Water World of Deadly D by Scott Prince and Dave Hartley. Everyone was so excited to be involved in this event and to meet the authors, a fabulous day was enjoyed by all. Our school looks forward to assisting in helping to raise funds again in the near future for such a worthy cause.
Wanda Ryan, Library Assistant