STORY TIME: Blair State School students Jackson Burge and Ashley Parsons get into the spirit of Children’s Book Week.
STORY TIME: Blair State School students Jackson Burge and Ashley Parsons get into the spirit of Children’s Book Week. Rob Williams

Ipswich students discover rewards of reading

YOUNG Ipswich students love their books, with 820 primary school students filing into libraries throughout the city to take part in the recent Children's Book Week activities.

Schools were invited to book Story Sports workshops with library staff, which involved teams competing in quick fire writing challenges designed to engage and entertain, as well as reinforce the importance of story-telling and writing skills.

Councillor David Pahlke said the annual Book Week event was the perfect opportunity for teachers and librarians to unite in highlighting the importance of reading.

"This year's theme was 'Connect to Reading - Reading to Connect' and a range of activities was offered by Ipswich Libraries to promote and reinforce this important message," he said.

"The Story Sport concept was developed by award winning children's author Brian Falkner and owing to its positive response in 2013 we brought it back for 2014."



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