Mysertious Eggs found at Mon Repos Beach
Mysterious Eggs found at Mon Repos Beach
The story goes….
Cathy Gatley, Ranger in Charge at Mon Repos Turtle Centre has found two mysterious eggs in our local area. Cathy brought the eggs to the Bundaberg Library as she felt that the children of Bundaberg are the best people to look after the eggs. Cathy passed on instructions to the children so they know how to care for and look after the eggs.
The instructions explained that every time the eggs are read to, talked to, sung to: they grow and are one step closer to hatching. Local Councillors David Batt and Judy Peters were then invited to receive the eggs on behalf of the children of the Bundaberg region and be the first people to read to them!
The Reading Eggs will be visiting local schools, child care centres and community hubs giving lots of children the opportunity to read, rhyme and sing to them.
Paint Bundy REaD
Paint Bundy REaD is an early literacy community engagement project that is about getting the whole community to read, talk, sign, rhyme, draw and move with children from birth, so they’ll be ready for reading and writing at school. Currently Bundaberg region’s early language and literacy results are one of the worst in Queensland. Many of our local children are presenting to Prep never having had the joy of picking up a book, being read to or experiencing special reading time with their parents.
This 10 year early language and literacy initiative plans to turn this around and is the glue that brings together a number local projects including First 5 Forever, Dad’s Read, One Book One Bundy, Childers Read and various FAB (Bundaberg Family & Baby Network) projects.
The Reading Eggs have been painted by local artists James Chapman and Kirsten Harte.
To have the eggs at your school, centre or service please make contact with Becky Spruce.