Port Geographe channels reading creativity in annual read-a-thon

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Geographe Primary School students Jett Semark, Ruth Scarr (back), Toby Culver, and Coral Cockman (front), all 6.
Camera IconGeographe Primary School students Jett Semark, Ruth Scarr (back), Toby Culver, and Coral Cockman (front), all 6. Credit: Supplied/Supplied/Supplied/Supplied

Students showed their creative flare last month when they took part in a fortnight-long Readathon at a local primary school.

Organised by the Parents and Citizens group at Geographe Primary School, the event allowed students to immerse themselves in literature by reading for at least 15 minutes every day.

School principal Gregory Clarke said the event had been a great success.

Elijah Bullock, 6, Finn Powell, 6, Chris Narkle, 7, Kiren Yeates, 6, Charlotte Flintoff, 6, Leo Haddon, 6, & Nevaya Morter, 6.
Camera IconElijah Bullock, 6, Finn Powell, 6, Chris Narkle, 7, Kiren Yeates, 6, Charlotte Flintoff, 6, Leo Haddon, 6, & Nevaya Morter, 6. Credit: Supplied/Supplied
Marlih Cobby, 11, immerses herself in the readathon.
Camera IconMarlih Cobby, 11, immerses herself in the readathon. Credit: Supplied/Supplied

“It has been great seeing staff and students getting excited about their reading,” he said.

Taking place alongside the school’s Book Fair and Book Parade, the event was made more special when students dressed as their favourite book characters.

Mr Clarke said a highlight was staff sharing with students their favourite books from when they were in primary school.

Geographe Primary School faction captains Charlotte Duff, Charli Williams, Willow Avery, Grace O'Keefe, Cooper Pradera, Mitch Maisey, all 11.
Camera IconGeographe Primary School faction captains Charlotte Duff, Charli Williams, Willow Avery, Grace O'Keefe, Cooper Pradera, Mitch Maisey, all 11.
Ruby Windsor, Grace Hutchison, Marlih Cobby, Gemma Evans, and Charlotte Duff, all 11, at Geographe Primary School's readathon earlier this month.
Camera IconRuby Windsor, Grace Hutchison, Marlih Cobby, Gemma Evans, and Charlotte Duff, all 11, at Geographe Primary School's readathon earlier this month. Credit: Supplied/Supplied/Supplied/Supplied
Geographe Primary School student Eva Foulds, 9, getting into the readathon with a unique costume.
Camera IconGeographe Primary School student Eva Foulds, 9, getting into the readathon with a unique costume. Credit: Supplied/Supplied/Supplied/Supplied
Willow Ferguson, 6, Tayla Kealley, 6, Lexi Box, 8, Ned Parsons, 6, James Brook, 6, Orlando Hynes, 6, Xavier Blyth, 6, Alex Munday, 7, Asher Reynolds, 6, Harvey Thew, 7.
Camera IconWillow Ferguson, 6, Tayla Kealley, 6, Lexi Box, 8, Ned Parsons, 6, James Brook, 6, Orlando Hynes, 6, Xavier Blyth, 6, Alex Munday, 7, Asher Reynolds, 6, Harvey Thew, 7. Credit: Supplied/Supplied/Supplied/Supplied

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