Local author visits school

The Cleve Area School has celebrated its young readers with the conclusion of the 2019 Premier's Reading Challenge.

The Premier's Reading Challenge is a statewide program encouraging young students to read twelve or more books through the school year.

Former Cleve Area School student and children's author Bianca Farrell was the guest of honour at a presentation event, speaking about her picture books; 'Jack' and 'Jack Has a Bath' and her experiences as an author.

Ms Farrell read one of her books to the students before answering questions about being an author from why she liked writing about animals to where her book was published.

Students who participated in the Premier's Reading Challenge were presented with their awards for the year in several categories.

A large number of students achieved significant milestones in the challenge this year, with 17 students receiving gold medals for completing their fourth year of the challenge.

Eight students received the title of 'Reader for Life' after completing eight years of the challenge.

The assembly also recognised ten students who had read more than one million words throughout the year, with two of those students reading more than two million.