Students in some Darwin rural schools today received formal recognition for their efforts during National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW) after being announced as some of this year’s prize winners.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said students at Humpty Doo Primary, Girraween Primary School and Bees Creek Primary School were some of the thousands from across Australia to participate in the Week’s official activities – Reach for the Stars, Read for Australia and Poem in your Pocket – between 25-31 August 2014.
Schools who submitted activity results on the NLNW website went into the draw for the chance to win a Literacy Planet 12-month school subscription, a Macquarie Dictionary Online school subscription and Pilot pen packs, among many other prizes.
“I’m delighted that students from these Darwin rural schools have had their literacy and numeracy skills recognised by picking up some fantastic prizes,” Senator Scullion said.
“We have many talented students in the Darwin rural area and I’m sure they’ll enjoy using these resources as they continue their literacy and numeracy learning journeys.”
Minister for Education the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, who himself was an active participant in the Read For Australia activity, said the enthusiasm shown by school communities towards this year’s activities made the Week a great success.
“Literacy and numeracy are worth celebrating as they form the foundations of what makes up a great education,” Mr Pyne said.
Senator Scullion said NLNW is part of the Australian Government’s Students First approach, focusing on four key areas that will make a difference to students:
- teacher quality
- school autonomy
- parental engagement
- strengthening the curriculum.
The full NLNW 2014 list of prize winners is available at: http://www.literacyandnumeracy.gov.au/node/259
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