Across Australia, PTTR communities celebrated Children’s Week including hatchings of new mascots in Armadale, Gosnells, Rockingham (WA), Gin Gin, Childers and Bundaberg (Qld), birthday parties for mascots (Shoalhaven NSW) and the honouring of Vivi Martin in NSW as Summer Hill’s Granny of the Year, especially for her work with heading up Paint Marrickville REaD. http://www.localnewsplus.com.au/article.php?st_story_ID=141222&ratio=Landscape
Aunty Booka – the mascot for Paint the Booka REaD hatched last Friday. She had a great time at her birthday party, as she was read to by the Mayor of Wanneroo, Tracey Roberts, Cr David Boothman from the City of Stirling, Margaret Quick, the member for Girraween and Janine Freeman, the member for Mirrabooka plus lots and lots of children.
Garanga Bumarri, a beautiful Pelican mascot, hatched last Friday, with the support of the local children, parents, midwives, police, firies and pollies.
Paint D’Bay REaD launched in March with the arrival of the magical black egg. Queensland Minister for Science and Innovation, Leeanne Enoch, was the first to read to the egg, followed by the Chris Whiting, MP for Murrumba and then various other dignitaries, including the children!
Paint D’Day REaD is a partnership led by local residents, including the Aboriginal community Elders and families and workers, Queensland’s First Five Forever and Communities for Children workers.
Paint Shellharbour REaD launched today with two great events.
At the Mayoral Breakfast community leaders donated their favourite children’s books.
At the Children’s Launch, local children enthusiastically created leaves to add to a tree, so that it would grow strong and inviting for their mascot to live in.
For more photos of the Launches see Paint Shellharbour REaD’s Facebook page. http://on.fb.me/1TkCifd
Kora the Sea Eagle mascot for Paint the Lake REaD hatched last weekend. The children of Lake Macquarie were there to greet her, when the local water police brought her by boat to the jetty.
Earlier she had been named by the Mayor, Jodie Harrison, and Auntie Zelma Moran. And so was launched the Paint the Town REaD’s first joint Aboriginal and mainstream community from the very beginning.
Kora means ‘companion’ in the local Awabakal language. What better name to give the mascot, who will be the reading companion for Lake Macquarie’s children?
The Sea Eagle is also the totem for the Awabakal people.
Paint the Gong REaD have delivered the first of their book boxes to the new Homeless Hub in Kenny St and then off to the Harbour St doctors surgery and to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Know of a place where families have to wait with young children? Let us know and we’ll make sure they can read a book while they wait.
Congratulations to the team at Paint the Hills REaD for their book swap box at a local Gloria Jeans, where they regularly read with children.
Plus winning the Grill’d healthy burgers charity donation!