Up to half a million Australian school children set to read Pledge of Remembrance on Remembrance Day 2013.
The Read2Remember campaign which aims to improve literacy skills and wellbeing among children, has struck a strong chord in hundreds of communities across Australia - with nearly 1,600 schools and up to 500,000 school children nation-wide participating in the event on Monday 11th November.
Read2Remember is an initiative of Sunshine Coast based organisation SunnyKids and is supported by The Encouragement Foundation, which is taking the program nationally for the second time. In 2012, a ‘Wild World Reading Record’ was achieved through
Read2Remember with more than 350,000 school students ‘participating in a reading event at the same time’.
The program is free for all schools to register and children are encouraged to read Rupert McCall’s purpose written poem Pledge of Remembrance on 11 November, Remembrance Day. Read2Remember aims to improve literacy skills and wellbeing among children throughout Australia.
Thousands of school students will read the Pledge of Remembrance in the lead up to, and on, Monday 11th November.
For registered schools, SunnyKids provides teachers with study guides for both the Pledge of Remembrance and a purpose written book, The Quest For Courage. The Quest For Courage highlights the courage and resilience in our servicemen and women and how our children can find those same qualities within themselves.
SunnyKids CEO and Read2Remember founder Chris Turner, said the response to this year’s campaign has been overwhelming.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the response to Read2Remember. The success of last year’s program has seen the program grow even further across the nation and the feedback continues to be terrific.”
This year’s campaign is again being supported by a number of high profile Ambassadors including 2011 Young Australian of the Year and solo World sailor Jessica Watson, renowned poet Rupert McCall, AFL legend Robert DiPierdomenico, children’s author Angela Bueti, and Indigenous artist Lloyd Hornsby.
To register your school, please visit http://www.read2remember.org.au
Read2Remember 'Pledge of Remembrance'
November 11th 2013
For further information please contact 0451 055 875
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