Paint the Town REaD is delighted to announce that Lady Cosgrove has become its Patron.
Lady Cosgrove, wife of His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), invited Rhonda Brain OAM, Chair of the PTTR Board, and Barbie Bates, its Executive Director, to afternoon tea at Government House in Canberra, to celebrate the new partnership.
‘We were thrilled to meet Lady Cosgrove, and to learn that she has such a strong commitment to giving Australia’s children the best start in life,’ said Rhonda Brain after the meeting.
‘We talked about the importance of reading, talking, singing with our babies from birth, and shared photos of the little ones in our lives. We’re looking forward to seeing more photos of Grandma and Grandpa Cosgrove reading with their grandson.’
With the spread of PTTR across five States, and Lady Cosgrove’s commitment to family and children, PTTR considers her an ideal national Patron.
Check out these great pics from The Pocket Public School. It looks like they had a great Mad Hatters High Tea in celebration of Book Week! How did you celebrate at your school? Let us know by getting in touch here.
A lovely post from Paint Hawkesbury REaD this week ‘Had a big cuddle with Puddles while at my sewing group at North Richmond Community Centre. What a wonderful promotion to encourage children to read. Love the concept! From Grandma Joan’
Paint the Swan REaD invites you to get involved in our Annual Reading Week
Children’s Week October 24th – November 1st 2015
There will be a special focus on 4 communities in the City of Swan
Business or Shop owners!
Decorate your shop in red for Children’s Week.
Offer to read to children in your shop on 27th October.
Donate items for fundraisers or for the Reading Event.
Sponsor items for Reading week e.g. a Reading tent, books, library bags or stickers.
Libraries and Child and Family Services!
Host or Plan to include your service in activities in your area.
Take your children to join in the free and fun local activities.
Volunteer to join a local planning group for one of the 4 communities.
Where ever you are stop and read at 11am on 27th October!
For more information and to get involved in activities in your area ask for information at your local library, visit the Paint the Swan REaD Facebook site or contact Fiona Lee at CLAN Midland on 9250-6335