Better Reading 26 March 2024

First Nations primary students from five Sydney schools had the opportunity to learn about and meet a dugong for the launch of one of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s (ILF) biggest annual fundraisers, Great Book Swap with beloved ILF Ambassador and children’s author, Andy Griffiths.

…The ILF’s Great Book Swap is an annual fundraising event open to schools, organisations and individuals across Australia. Participants bring a favourite book, and swap it for another, all while raising funds for the ILF.

Students at the Great Book Swap launch learnt about the four new Language Houses that schools are allocated when they register for the fundraiser; Marntuwunyini (dugong in Tiwi Language), Yari (humpback whale in Yawuru), Girrganyi (brown falcon in Bunuba) and Bigibigi (pig in Kriol).

The Language Houses are designed to engage students in a region of Australia, a First Nations language and an animal from that region…

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