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Clover Connect – Service Learning Activity

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Week 7, Term One, 2019

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Attending the Clover Connect Ready Reader Program on a Wednesday morning always makes for a wonderful start to the day. It is heartwarming to see our students forming friendships and providing Clover Hill students with a safe and supportive environment in which to develop their reading skills and it is clear that the younger students absolutely love this time they have with the Year 10s.

In addition to the younger students improving their reading, the benefits to our students are also obvious. I have been particularly impressed by the commitment, reliability and punctuality demonstrated by our Year 10s and I have also witnessed their confidence growing as they engage the students in conversations about their chosen books.

We have been fortunate to have some Year 11 and 12 students, who, because of attending in previous years, continue to participate in Clover Connect. They provide a wonderful example to the younger students and their involvement is very much appreciated.

The Year 10 students have embraced the opportunity to read with the students at Clover Hill State School and I feel so proud to accompany them each week. If there are other Year 10 students who wish to be involved next term, I encourage you to come and speak with me; it is a worthwhile Service Learning activity.

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