Nursery rhymes read in sync has Mandurah students rapt

Nursery rhymes read in sync has Mandurah students rapt
Nursery rhymes read in sync has Mandurah students rapt

DOZENS of Mandurah Baptist College Primary School students sat rapt while a new take on an old nursery rhyme was read during National Simultaneous Story Time.

Teacher Josh Lee read The Cow that Tripped over the Moon by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood and students wore a headpiece or mask depicting one of the characters from the nursery rhyme.

National Simultaneous Story Time is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association.

Every year, a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, homes and bookshops around the country.

The event aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, the value and fun of books, an Australian writer and publisher, story time activities in public libraries and communities and provide opportunities to involve parents, grandparents and others to participate in the occasion.

Last year, more than 520,000 children took part at more than 3500 locations across Australia.