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It’s game on for local students in the upcoming school holidays, if they take part in the City of Canterbury Bankstown’s Summer Reading Club.
The theme for this year’s 10-week program, which kicked off at Council’s nine library and knowledge centres earlier month, is Game On. It will include activities, writing, drawing and guessing challenges, as well as prizes to be won.
Children of all ages can get involved, with the Club broken into three groups:
Bankstown resident, Zeinab Khattab, whose five-year-old daughter, Aisha, and two-year-old son, Deen, are taking part, said her children really enjoyed keeping track of their reading last year.
"Reading usually dwindles off during the summer holidays, so the Summer Reading Club is the perfect motivator for the kids – and for me," she said.
"For every five books read, the kids get stickers, pencils and other trinkets to keep them going. With the help of my husband and I, Aisha conquered 35 books while Deen tackled another 25."
Mrs Khattab said she was looking forward to this year’s presentation evenings, which will be held at both Campsie and Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centres in February.
"All the kids receive a certificate that says how many books they’ve read for the year. The night is great fun," Mrs Khattab said.
"It’s the way these programs make the kids feel that keeps us coming back. I’ve been bringing Aisha to Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre since she was six-months-old."
Mayor Khal Asfour said the Summer Reading Club was just one of many options for students to take part in these summer school holidays.
"We always look to offer a fun-filled school holiday program children can enjoy with their friends and family," Mayor Asfour said.
"Our nine library and knowledge centres, Bankstown Arts Centre and Belmore Youth Resource Centre have a jam-packed summer school holiday schedule."
Some of the school holiday activities include:
To register for the Summer Reading Club, go to cb.city/summerreadingclub or to find out what else is on near you, go to cb.city/schoolholidays
13/12/2017 12:05 PM