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It’s story time

Students from the Faculty of Education will celebrate Indigenous Literacy day on Thursday, September 6 and United Nations Literacy Day, which is held annually on September 8.

Dr Lisa Kervin, a senior lecturer in language and literacy, has set a special task for all first-year Primary Education students and first-year Bachelor of Education –
The Early Years students.

Kervin is organising for them to write a story, which they will then share with kindergarten to year 2 students in local primary schools and children in local childcare centres.

Some 270 education students will visit schools and their stories will come in many forms from poems, to books, to digital text.

On Thursday, September 6, the education students will visit St Francis of Assisi at Warrawong, St Josephs at Bulli, and Bulli Public School from 1.30-2.30pm.
And on Friday, September 7, students will visit St Patricks at Port Kembla, and Minnamurra Public School from 9-10am, and Bulli Children’s Centre and Dapto Children’s Centre from 1-2pm.

Kervin said the importance of these literacy days lies in the idea of raising literacy levels and improving the lives and opportunities of indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions in Australia, and raising awareness of and concern for literacy issues around the world.

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