On Wednesday 19 May, a number of our classes participated in National Simultaneous Storytime 2021. This event is held annually with children across Australia simultaneously reading the same book by an Australian author and illustrator to promote Australian authors and children’s literacy.
This year, an estimated 1,980,280 readers Australia-wide read Give Me Some Space! by Phillip Bunting together. As a very special treat this year, students were able to hear the book read by NASA astronaut Dr. Shannon Walker from the International Space Station!
After reading the story, classes participated in a number of activities based around space. Several classes built or drew their own spaceships, and Mrs Judd’s Performing Arts class performed a movement activity based around space travel. The library ran a school-wide rocket competition – with students either building, drawing or colouring a rocket for the chance to win space-themed prizes, with many great entries received.
Mr Greenshields had the difficult job of choosing four winners. The lucky students were: Austin from Room 7, Hudson from Room 3, Clarrie from Room 19 and Emma from Room 28
Please enjoy our photos from this event.