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MEDIA RELEASE - KMC Enjoy Benefits of Childrens Week Funded Cultural Activity

31 October 2017

Children from Casterton’s Kathleen Millikan Centre (KMC) enjoyed ‘The Wheelie Reading and Cultural Foodies’ activity as a part of Victoria’s Children’s Week.

KMC were successful in receiving a grant from the State Government to assist in hosting their Children’s Week activity last Thursday, which included a culturally appropriate story time reading session with a visit from the Glenelg Shire Council’s Library 2 Go Van.

The Cultural Foodies component flowed on from the children’s story time which focused on culturally specific food being prepared for the children.

The children had the opportunity to experience a variety of Indian and Japanese cuisines, including sushi, chicken teriyaki and beef curry.

Glenelg Shire Council Mayor Cr Anita Rank said the Children’s Week activity presented by KMC in partnership with the State Government was a great initiative to educate the children about different cultures around the world.

“Children were given the opportunity to explore the diversity of culture, heritage, background and tradition that diversity presents,” Cr Rank said.

“This experience broadened the children’s understanding of the world in which they live while experiencing the benefits and pleasures of shared learning exploration with their peers.”

The fun filled day also saw Riley Gorman, Darcy Gorman, and Pascale Ferey awarded with Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge certificates to acknowledge their efforts in participating in the popular event.

KMC senior educator Toni Jackson said the reading challenge encouraged children to read a set number of books over the year with their efforts recorded online.

“It was great to see children at such a young age receiving awards and being acknowledged for their reading efforts,” Ms Jackson said.

“It makes us extremely proud as educators to see children enjoying books from such an early age through to their kinder years giving them the best possible head start to their primary education.”

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