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INDIGENOUS LITERACY DAY LAUNCH 2012

Sydney Opera House partners with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) again in
2012 to host the launch of Indigenous Literacy Day 2012. Indigenous Literacy Day is a national event organised by the ILF to raise awareness and funds for literacy for Indigenous kids living in remote parts of Australia. In the past two years, schools and libraries, together with individuals and corporate businesses, have helped raise funds to send over 60,000 books to more than 200 remote communities.

Schools from across Sydney are invited to attend the 2012 launch and take part in the ‘Great Book Swap’ - where students bring along a book they’ve read and enjoyed and can swap this for a ‘new’ book which has been brought along by another child. Performances & readings by very special guests will be a part of the fun and a number of high profile ambassadors and authors  will participate in the event.

Your school can help buy books and literacy resources for Indigenous children living in remote communities by holding your own 2012 ‘Great Book Swap Challenge’ and raising funds. For the chance for your school to be involved in Indigenous Literacy Day at Sydney Opera House, register early for The Great Book Swap and see the ILF website for further details.

Wednesday 5 September, 10am
Concert Hall Northern Foyer, Sydney Opera House
more info: www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au

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