Books in Homes Reading Program
Reading is the name of the game, following the launch of the Books in Homes program – a partnership between MMG and five Gulf Community Schools- Mornington Island State School, Doomadgee State School, Gulf Christian College (Normanton), Karumba State School and Burketown State School. MMG decided to extend its previous pilot of the program following a successful partnership with the Normanton State School in 2013/14.
The program aims to encourage student literacy schools and foster an interest in reading and learning.
About the program
The 2015 Books in Homes program will see 310 students from Gulf Community Schools receive nine books of their choice over a seven-month period.
Each student will be able to make their selection from 48 titles ranging from picture books to novels. About 25% of the books are written by Aboriginal authors.
To keep their books safe, each book will be labelled with the student’s name with the student also receiving a waterproof library bag.
Under the program, each participating school will also receive 144 books for their library.