LOVE OF BOOKS: Glenwood State School students and staff let their imaginations take flight for Book Fair on Friday.
LOVE OF BOOKS: Glenwood State School students and staff let their imaginations take flight for Book Fair on Friday. Contributed

Imaginations run riot in celebration of reading

STUDENTS and staff at Glenwood State School were transported back to a time of magic and imagination last Friday.

Medieval fairy tale characters were brought to life as the whole school was enveloped by the magic of books during Book Fair.

Glenwood State School is taking a unique approach to literacy engagement and is achieving remarkable improvements to student reading levels.

Reading is such a priority, it was no surprise when the whole school joined the Book Fair fun.

The Queen of Hearts (principal Jackie Roberts) addressed an engaged group of students about the importance of reading.

"If you read you can go anywhere, you can be transported to another world," she said.

Glenwood State School is nestled on the highway between Gympie and Maryborough. This small school has taken a whole school approach to reading in order to improve literacy standards and student engagement.

As well as individualised small group reading lessons, students receive weekly lessons in reading strategies and comprehension.

In the junior years all students have the opportunity to practice their reading one- on one with a teaching assistant.

Fostering a love of stories is achieved by ensuring that there is a period every week for story time where students can be engulfed in the magic of books.

In a world where our young people are being absorbed by technology, Glenwood State School is ensuring that imagination is kept alive through a love of reading.

Gympie Times


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