Students meet challenge with high volume reading

n  Reading an impressive 350 books between them, TWPS students Caleb Hagenbucher, Jade Hunt and Samuel Harnas have really embraced this year’s Premier’s Reading Challenge.
Reading an impressive 350 books between them, TWPS students Caleb Hagenbucher, Jade Hunt and Samuel Harnas have really embraced this year’s Premier’s Reading Challenge.

Students at Two Wells Primary School are whole-heartedly embracing this year’s Premier’s Reading Challenge, with some children impressively reading more than 100 books already.

TWPS librarian, Anna White, said the challenge, which kicked-off at the start of the school year, required students to read 12 books before September 6, and had been taken up by the majority of students.

The school hopes for 100 percent participation by its completion next month.

“Some students have gone above and beyond what is required and are so enthusiastic about their reading,” Mrs White said. “They’re really excited about it and are reading some interesting things.”

Mrs White said the challenge was a terrific way for students to foster a love of books and reading, and was particularly beneficial for reluctant readers.

She said the school’s teachers had been very supportive and were working hard to encourage all students to take part.

Last year the school received $100 worth of books for their participation, with student representatives attending the official Premier’s Reading Challenge reception held at the Adelaide

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