Wednesday, February 24th was World Read Aloud Day, a day in which global attention was directed towards the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.
At Margaret River Primary School to celebrate the occasion, all four Year 4 classes invited parents in to both read to students and hear students read to them. Across the classes upwards to 50 family members came to the school and participated alongside students in the reading of a variety of different text types, from poetry to plays, novels and informational texts on various subjects, with many bringing favourite literature from home.
Year 4 classroom teacher Ms Elizabeth Angell said that she thought the occasion was a resounding success, noting the obvious enjoyment and pride shared by students, as their parents read publically to both themselves and fellow students. She explained the students were part of over 32 million people across the globe celebrating World Read Aloud Day in events such as that organised by the school.
MRPS principal Aaron Thomas said
It was great having the opportunity for families and communities to come together and share stories and World Read Aloud day gave our school community another excellent opportunity to do just that.
Written and photos by Gary Gibbon; Posted by D. Veary