Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Literacy Leg Up for Children and Adults Paving the Way; Murray's Bridge Staff and Pupils Benefiting from Vital Program

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Literacy Leg Up for Children and Adults Paving the Way; Murray's Bridge Staff and Pupils Benefiting from Vital Program

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Byline: {SANDHYA SHETTY } {SANDHYA SHETTY}

THREE times a week, children at Murray's Bridge State School get a chance to improve their learning through the school's innovative program.

School principal Cheryl-Lea Jackson along with teacher Allison Cavanagh started the Adult-Child Literacy and Numeracy Program last year.

"It probably came about due to the fact there was a need for this," Mrs Jackson said.

"It is really to improve children's literacy and it gives an opportunity for more oral language and more discussion on numbers.

"It allows the adult to understand the child better and gives us an insight to how the children are thinking and find out what they are doing."

Since the program started, it was found the children were more eager to learn.

"In a general classroom they are more excited and have more of a spark," Mrs Jackson said.

"Each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday there are three adults in a classroom and kids get a lot of one-to-one attention. …

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