2019 National Simultaneaus Storytime 5

National Simultaneous Storytime is a celebration all around Australia each May to help children to become more immersed in literature. This year "Alpacas with Maracas" by Matt Cosgrove was the story chosen for sharing.

Six of St Joseph's primary students practised the play, made props and costumes and performed "Alpacas with Maracas" for the Infants students. Everyone enjoyed the performances as you can see from the smiles on their faces.

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Now in its 19th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

Thank you, Mrs Neill, for organising this wonderful event for the children. Thank you to Ty, Ezekiel, Jordan, Amalia, Susannah & Khwahish for giving so generously of their time to bring this book to life.

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