I have been lucky enough to be an ambassador for the College in support of the ‘Share a Story’ Campaign run by the this year’s Australian Children’s Laureate, Jackie French. The ‘Share a Story’ campaign is based on promoting the value and importance of reading, and the calm and kind nature of reading and how we can all come together to simply just ‘Share A Story’. It is directed to raise the profile of books in lives of children and young adults, and highlight the significance of young Australians reading. Although, most importantly the main objective of this whole activity was to come together as one, as a community and to share a story with local friends and raise the importance of reading books together and interacting as a group.
There’s nothing more I love then working with younger children and seeing where our education all started! Having two younger cousins, ages 3 and 6, it was comforting to know that I could relate to the younger students and it was really important to me that they felt a sense of togetherness when we were working together as one. For me, it was important that they felt special and cared
for by us and it brought back memories of me spending time with my two little cousins.
I’m sure all the Whitefriars students who have been involved would agree that it brought back wonderful memories of primary school, and especially the early years when our whole learning experience was just starting to take off! It was a delight to spend some of my time with the Grade 3s and 4s from Our Lady of The Pines and most importantly ‘Share a Story’ and interact with them. I’m sure they were happy to share their story with other students and their families as well. Other primary schools involved in the project include St Kevin’s, St Gregory’s, Ss Peter’s & Paul’s and Our Lady Help of Christians.
It is really nice to know that Whitefriars College will have this close connection with these primary schools that we visit, and it is very important that we maintain this connection to represent a great sense of community interaction and friendship.
Joel Monterio – Year 9