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Paint the Swan REaD Annual Reading Week

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

1) Midland
2) Ellenbrook
3) Altone
4) Bullsbrook

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

Annual ZEST Award – winners!

unnamedCongratulations to Paint Holroyd REaD and Paint Parra REaD  (in partnership with the Parramatta Eels) who have won a Zest Award in the category of Exceptional Community Partnership across a region. The award was for the read with a mate,  a program which focuses on encouraging fathers and father-like figures to read and engage with their children, learning about early literacy and brain development and the important roles they play in their child’s development.