The Campaign so far…….
Our Ambassador Samantha Wheeler launched the campaign wonderfully for us back in June! Thank you Sam for your continued support of the work we do! Check Sam out right here!
Our Catch-a-flexi reader campaign is in full swing… we are receiving daily pics from our Flexible Learning Centres of young people getting caught reading! TAG #catchaflexireader Who will win this year’s Prize of $1000?!
The Flexi Travelling Suitcase is almost packed and ready to take its first holiday to Ipswich Flexible Learning Centre, from there it will travel onto Wollongong Flexible Learning Centre and from there…who knows…!
A big thank you to Michael Gerard Bauer for his wonderful contribution to the suitcase, to Jenny Stubbs from Booklinks and Judy Russell from Children’s Book Council for their invaluable support and guidance and to Ben James at University of Queensland Press for also taking a positive interest in our little campaign and contributing to the Travelling Suitcase. SO many wonderful contributions – I cannot wait to share this literacy resource with the Flexi’s across Australia!
Sam Wheeler and I will make the journey to Bowen soon to visit a Flexible Outreach Program to deliver the first (hopefully of many) ‘Choose your own Adventure’ young writers workshops! We are so thrilled to be supported by the RALI Foundation to deliver this series of workshops for our young people. Not only will these young folk have an opportunity to be guided in their writing by an accomplished, well-loved, published Australian Author, they will also have the opportunity to have their short stories professionally published into a Flexi-Anthology. This Anthology will join the travelling suitcase and demonstrate to other young people in Flexible Learning that the sky is the limit when it comes to literacy engagement! I dream, that one day, these workshops will be available to all our Flexi’s!
To YOU reading this update! Thank you for showing your support and interest in Hook into Books #hookintobooks
Of course – we’d love you to get more involved and that’s where the ‘For Reading Out-Loud’ online event could be for you! Join us as we fill our FB page with short videos – sharing our favourite reads! All it takes is a few minutes to share a review –
- Show us your book!
- Share a little insight into why it’s a good read
- Tell us what you enjoyed the most about it
- Read an exciting/interesting/engaging paragraph or two!
Please send your videos to me firstname.lastname@example.org please TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!!!!