REMEMBERING: Literacy helps Remembrance Day mean more to children.
REMEMBERING: Literacy helps Remembrance Day mean more to children. JULIAN SMITH

Gift of reading

This Remembrance Day, thousands of school children will add to the significance of the commemoration by read-

ing a special pledge as

part of a Queensland-wide initiative.

The Read2Remember event, which will be rolled out in NSW next year, encourages all school children to read a purposely-penned pledge after the minute's silence at 11am on November 11.

Renowned poet Rupert McCall wrote the pledge especially for Read2Remember, the brainchild of children's charity SunnyKids chief executive Chris Turner.

SunnyKids helps children and families by establishing and promoting education support programs.

Mr Turner only conceived the Read2Remember program three months ago as a way to bring literacy support into the classroom in an exciting and meaningful way, that also helps bring young people closer to the older generations in our communities.

Since then, the group has enlisted the help of three high-profile ambassadors, acclaimed author Angela Bueti, emerging artist Chloe Hart, the granddaughter of Pro Hart, and McCall to spread the word.

The Daily News will run a special Newspapers in Education feature this week highlighting the initiative and publishing the special pledge.

Schools interested in registering, or seeking information and details on how to win some great prizes can visit www.read2

remember.org.au.



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