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Budding Young Readers Enjoy ‘National Simultaneous Storytime’

National Simultaneous Storytime

Our Junior School students were recently a part of 'National Simultaneous Storytime' – a national community of readers with over 1,000,000 participants and 8,000 locations.

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

Now in its 20th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event. The of the event aim is to promote the value of reading using an Australian children's book that explores age appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

This year the selected book was Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford. It was a thoroughly enjoyable event! #NSS2020 #1millionkidsreading