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Careers Through Reading

Today our Year 5 students got the opportunity to take part in the Careers Through Reading program with the Aim High team from the University of Newcastle.

The program involves university students leading small reading group sessions and conversations about lifelong learning and post-school education opportunities. The program aims to strengthen the existing literacy component already provided in our school. During the visits students will continue to learn to interact confidently with their peers; speak confidently in group discussions; listen strategically and read with comprehension. The cross-curricular activity-based model for Careers Through Reading aims to strengthen the students’ love of reading whilst linking the importance of reading for positive educational outcomes.

Below is a great video about the program from the University of Newcastle and some photos from our first session today.

Aim High – Careers Through Reading

Last Friday our Year 5 students were joined by students from Islington PS and the University of Newcastle to participate in the Aim High Careers Through Reading program.

The Careers Through Reading program seeks to provide a connection between University students and primary school students around the theme of tertiary education and professional careers. Over the course of the day, University students read books about careers related to the degrees they are studying to students. In the final session, each student received a copy of HOPE, a children’s book written by Matt Lumb from the AIM High team.

Thank you to Kirrily, David and Selina for their wonderful organisation of this event and to all the students for their enthusiasm and efforts. Thank you also to the University for supporting our pizza lunch fundraiser.