The Great Book Swap challenge is becoming an integral part of the school calendar and is celebrated right throughout the year as well as on Indigenous Literacy Day.
Working in partnership with schools, libraries, National Literacy & Numeracy Week, Children’s Book Week and many other organisations, the Great Book Swap aims to raise awareness and, more importantly, funds for literacy projects in remote Indigenous communities.
This week Dr Anita Heiss will participate in Kelvin Grove Campus’ Great Book Swap in Brisbane, where she will address over 1,000 students on Indigenous literacy and culture, and next week ILF ambassador Justine Clarke will talk to students from West Ryde Public School, the lucky winners of last year’s ambassador prize.
St. Peter's Catholic School in Rochedale, Brisbane, recently held a Great Book Swap that was a great success!
The inaugural Great Book Swap thrown by staff and students at Milton State School was also a triumph.
We're extraordinarily grateful for the support of these communities, and so pleased to see these kids having such a great time swapping books!
If your school would like to run a Great Book Swap there is still time, it's not too late. Jump online and register here.
- Posted 01 September, 2015
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