Arden Students Swap a Book to Change a Life

Posted on December 15, 2018

Our students were excited to be sharing their love for reading, while supporting a good cause at the Junior School’s recent Great Book Swap.  The day supported Indigenous Literacy, a national book industry charity which aims to reduce the disadvantage experienced by children in remote Indigenous communities across Australia, by lifting literacy levels and instilling a lifelong love of reading.

The Arden staff and students raised $847 which will be used by Indigenous Literacy to enact change via their three core programs – Book Supply, Book Buzz and Community Literacy Projects.

Miss Phillippa Williams, Sherwood House Patron, shared: “The Great Book Swap was a fantastic way to celebrate reading locally and raise much-needed funds for remote communities.  The idea was to swap a favourite book in exchange for a gold coin donation.  As part of the Book Swap, students wore Indigenous coloured mufti and/or the usual Sherwood Snazzy Sock theme, to contribute a further gold coin donation.”