Students on same page about the joy of reading

Emmanuel Catholic College Year 9 student Curtis Watts reads with Mater Christi Catholic Primary School Year 1 student Tanha Bebek.
Emmanuel Catholic College Year 9 student Curtis Watts reads with Mater Christi Catholic Primary School Year 1 student Tanha Bebek.

Year 9 students from Emmanuel Catholic College in Success travel to Mater Christi Catholic Primary School in Yangebup each Monday to help Year 1 students improve their reading skills.

Mater Christi acting principal Mark Ryan said both groups of students benefited from the weekly exercise.

�Their confidence is growing, their interest in reading and shared reading is increasing and it�s wonderful to see boys and girls of all ages pursuing reading both for fun and education,� he said.

�And it helps keep the secondary students grounded and encourages them to communicate effectively with teachers and primary students alike and encourages them to be able to connect with a younger child in a way that is tangible.�