Telling tales to help annual literacy event

CHILDREN from the Auburn Diversity Services Inc (ADSi) playgroup got in a little reading practice at Auburn West Public School last week ahead of this year’s ‘Paint Auburn REaD’ event which will kick off at the Auburn Town Hall on Wednesday, October 16, from 10am.

Coordinated by the Paint Auburn REaD Working Group, the annual event aims to promote early literacy activities and the importance of reading to children from an early age, with research showing a direct link between literacy and poverty.
ADSi family worker Sher Banu Oomatia says this year’s event will start with a story reading, before children, parents and carers head off down Auburn Road for a story walk with local businesses from 11am.
The group will then join reading mascots Auzzie and Poppy the Possum for nursery rhymes and more activities in the Auburn Central forecourt from 11.40am.
Mrs Oomatia said entertainment on the day wouldl also include a performance by Auburn West’s drumming group.