Paint Mackay REaD

Welcome to Paint Mackay REaD. Their magical REaDing Egg arrived at the Mackay Library, last Thursday. It was welcomed by a big group of children and their parents, supported by the Mayor, Cr Greg Williamson and Cr Ayril Paton.

As children read with the egg, their parents help them put their name on it. We can’t wait to meet the brush turkey which will hatch out! And how do we know it is a brush turkey? Because there have been two wonderful books written about the egg already by Pam Gargett and Carly St Clair, and beautifully illustrated by students from Slade Point State School.

Mackay’s Reading Egg has arrived!

Paint Western Australia REaD

A great article in the West Australian about Paint the Town REaD.

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Justine Roberts, WA Coordinator of PTTR, shares books with two-year-old Ava Laing and three-year-old Parker Sinclair in Middle Swan. Credit: Nic Ellis/The West Australian

Getting Rooby REaDy for NAIDOC Week 2017

Rooby Roo in her new vest with the young Aboriginal artists from North St Marys Public School, with Auntie Maureen Silleri and Maryanne Wallace.

Under the support of local Elders including Auntie Maureen Silleri and their Aboriginal Support teacher, Maryanne Wallace a mob of enthusiastic Aboriginal students at North St Marys Public School NSW, drew special pictures about what reading with Rooby Roo (the Paint Penrith REaD mascot) meant to them.

These images were then transferred onto Rooby’s vest with help of Frances Zammit from Community Junction Ins. The students gave Rooby a very ┬ábig surprise last week when they presented her with the vest. ‘We want you to wear it for NAIDOC Week this year’.

 

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