Bookworms Right at Home
Bookworms: Ivy, Marley,
Elsie, Kali at the Byron Bay Writers' Festival.
"Books are brain movies," said Marley
TELEVISION, the Internet,
computer games - who needs books?
We do! say Byron Community School students
Ivy, Marley, Kali and Elsie, who all prefer a good book to the TV
The nine and ten year olds each spend
three hours a day on their favourite pass time, sometimes even
more. “Some days Mum says, ‘Come on - it’s dinner time', but you don’t
want to put down the book,” Marley said.
All four agreed that TV and computers
were fun but nothing compared to a good read. " It’s a brain movie.
You can imagine things in your head, not just see them on the screen,"
The keen readers were part of an appreciative
audience at Byron Bay Writers' Festival when children’s authors Andrew
Daddo and Jackie French took to the stage.
NB The Starfish class
would like to thank Kate O’Neill from the Northern Star for this wonderful
newspaper article about us.