Cleve Area School students complete Premier's Reading Challenge

The Cleve Area School celebrated reading with a presentation for participants in the Premier’s Reading Challenge, while hearing from a local author.

Port Lincoln-based schoolteacher, author and Cleve Area School alumni Mel Quinn spoke about her experience writing the award-winning children’s book Freddie Follows.

She reminded students that it was normal to find reading difficult, but it was important to face up to a challenge.

Mrs Quinn also shared her own story of self doubt and resilience in getting her first book published. 

Students from Reception to Year 6 attended the presentation after participating in the Premier’s Reading Challenge this year.

The challenge encourages students to read at least twelve books through the school year.

Students received awards for the amount of years they had successfully completed the challenge.

Tex Price topped the awards with the ‘Hall of Fame’ medal for completing seven consecutive years.