Top dads prove reading is ‘cool’ at Ingleburn North

August 23, 2011

Fits of laughter could be heard from classrooms at Ingleburn North Public School last week as fathers got into character for a Dads’ Reading Afternoon.

About 20 dads arrived at the school armed with their favourite book to share with rotating groups of students in a bid to promote reading, especially for boys.

Teacher and librarian Kathy Wyber said having males come to read promoted reading as “cool”.

“Studies into boys’ education told us there are not enough male role models and boys in particular see reading as uncool,” she said.

“Males make a difference. It went really well.”

It was the school’s best turnout yet and made for many giggling students as they listened to dads put on voices while reading.

“There was fits of laughter all around the school and it’s giving them an opportunity to see other males reading,” Ms Wyber said.

“They had a ball and so did the dads.”

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