TYRONE Worthington and Luci Flaherty (at front) read with classmates Adam Woodland, Nicolette Cecil, Shara Saunders, Amber Morrison, Portia Hadlow, Gracey Oakes, Aaron Mahony, Shiane Griffis, Khelana Foley. Absent: Jesse-Lee Glover.
TYRONE Worthington and Luci Flaherty (at front) read with classmates Adam Woodland, Nicolette Cecil, Shara Saunders, Amber Morrison, Portia Hadlow, Gracey Oakes, Aaron Mahony, Shiane Griffis, Khelana Foley. Absent: Jesse-Lee Glover.

Mentor program sparks interest in books

STUDENTS at Tweed Heads Public School had their interest in reading sparked by a mentor program held over the past 10 weeks.

Employees of the Commonwealth Bank spent 20 minutes a week with each of the 12 students in the Australia Business and Commu- nity Network's SPARK Reading Mentor Program.

Mentors farewelled their year-two students with gifts of books like Wombat Stew and Hairy McLary on Tuesday

According to Support Teacher Marg Doust, the kids gained confidence in their reading from the program and really enjoyed it.

“Come Tuesday morning the children would be looking for the blue Sparkles Box for their book and would be off to the hall at 9.15am and they wouldn't let anyone stop them.”

It was the second year THPS had run SPARK.



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