Ellenbrook Lions Club

District 201W1, Western Australia, Australia

Ellenbrook Lions OZ Read Project

Improving students cultural awareness and literacy skills through the promotion of Australian literature.

The Ellenbrook Lions are aware that it seems many of the things that exemplify Australian society, a fair go, sense of humour, courage, accepting challenges, supporting others, may well be lost as we are swamped by the values presented in popular television and media programs, imported from overseas.

To meet this challenge, the Club, in partnership with Dr. Neil MacNeil, Headmaster of the Ellenbrook Primary School, has undertaken to promote cultural awareness and students literacy skills and knowledge, by providing class teachers in all primary schools in Ellenbrook and surrounds with the resources to facilitate these important Australian outcomes.

Recently, sets of Australian books, suitable for primary school students, have been presented to all the primary schools during school assemblies to ensure that important Australian literature is not lost to the next generations and to facilitate students cultural development as Australian citizens.

It is intended that this program will be expanded and developed in the coming year.

St Helenas Primary School

Ellen Stirling Primary School

Ellenbrook Christian College

Arbor Grove Primary School

Swan Valley Anglican Primary School