Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined the Year 2 Library class at Emu Heights Public School to celebrate the school’s participation in the Premier’s Reading Challenge.
The PRC aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students and to enable them to experience quality literature. It’s not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.
The PRC is open to all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and home schools. The challenge for students in K-2 is to read 30 books and students in Years 3-9 must read 20 books, some from the PRC list and some of personal choice.
Across NSW in 2016 an amazing 277,098 students completed the PRC. There were 7,492,209 books read by the participants and 2,488 schools who took part.
“The Year 2 class at Emu Heights School are keen readers with most having completed the challenge last year and this year they are well on the way with their reading,” said Stuart Ayres.
Every student who completes the challenge receives a certificate. For further details visit: www.premiersreadingchallenge.nsw.edu.au