RICHMOND MP Justine Elliot reads a copy of the Big Australia Day Book to her children Joe and Alexandra
RICHMOND MP Justine Elliot reads a copy of the Big Australia Day Book to her children Joe and Alexandra

A big book for schools



TWEED primary schools have another resource to help teach children about what it means to be Australian.

Richmond MP Justine Elliot yesterday launched the Big Australia Day Book in the lead-up to today's Australia Day festivities.

Ms Elliot said the book, which she read with her children Alexandra, 6, and Joe, 4, in South Tweed, was an important resource for local schools.

"It's important for Australian children to understand that Australia Day means much more than fireworks and fun," Ms Elliot said.

"This book is a great resource for local schools - it will help teach kids about why we celebrate Australia Day and about our history as a democracy," she said.

The book, to be issued to every primary school across Australia, was designed by the National Australia Day Council as a literary teaching tool and can be used in studying the environment and society.



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