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Brisbane and Toowoomba students have one thing in common—they love reading!

​QSuper competition winner Caitlin (third from left) enjoying reading with her classmates from Toowoomba East State School

Two South East Queensland students were rewarded for their passion for reading by winning QSuper’s Top 5 Book Challenge.

The challenge invited primary-age school children to tell QSuper about their favourite books, in conjunction with the Department of Education’s Premier’s Reading Challenge.

Djuna, from Greenslopes State School, and Caitlin, from Toowoomba East State School, won exclusive workshops for their respective school classes, delivered by celebrated children’s book author Aleesah Darlison.

Ms Darlison, who has published more than 45 books over the past decade, delivered her workshops to approximately 200 students.

'I was excited to be involved and loved sharing my love of reading and writing with the students. It’s rewarding to see the workshops create a buzz about books and reading in the community,' Ms Darlison said.

QSuper CEO Michael Pennisi congratulated Greenslopes State School and Toowoomba East State School on winning the Top 5 Book Challenge.

'We’re so pleased the workshops were delivered to such worthy schools that have a wonderful culture of reading. We are committed to supporting Queensland education and supporting the amazing work of all Queensland teachers,' Mr Pennisi said.

The Premier’s Reading Challenge focuses on improving literacy and encourages children to read for pleasure and learning. Queensland schools and students can get ready for the 2020 challenge, which will be launched in Term 2.

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Last updated
11 June 2020