The Great Book Swap

Dear Community,

Collingwood College would like to invite everyone (students, staff members and parents) to take part in Great Book Swap to help us celebrate the National Year of Reading.

It’s very simple – and fun! Children are asked to bring to school one of their books (in good condition) so they can swap it for someone else’s. Children will make a small gold coin donation and all the money raised is donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Collingwood College is registered to hold a Great Books Swap. For more information see: www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) aims to tackle some of the disadvantage experienced by children in remote Indigenous communities, whose standards of reading and writing are generally years behind those of other Australian children. ILF provides specially-chosen books to more than 230 remote communities around Australia.

“The Great Book Swap Challenge is a Great idea. It was amazing to see so many kids SO excited about exchanging books that they’d read and loved. Not only does it encourage reading but it raises funds for kids in remote communities who don’t have access to books. Everyone wins.”

Andy Griffiths, ILF Ambassador

We are holding our Great Book Swap on Wednesday 12th of September 2012.

Details:

Where: Collingwood College Library

Date: Wednesday 12th of September 2012

Cost: Gold coin donation

Time: Lunch time + all day booking for classes available (please see Alina)

Book collection: From 27th of August to 11th of September bring books to the library

 

Alina, Keir, Mel and Class 4S
The Great Book Swap Organisers

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