State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley was today joined by former Premier of Victoria Steve Bracks at two local schools to congratulate students and celebrate the schools’ participation in this year’s Premiers’ Reading Challenge.

Ms Graley and Mr Bracks visited Berwick Fields Primary School and Kilberry Valley Primary School in Hampton Park.

“The students at our local schools have once again shown they are champion readers and role models for the rest of the state,”

“At Kilberry Valley Primary School over 800 students participated in the Challenge,”

“Of those students, an extraordinary 75 read 100 books, including everyone in Ms Patricia Thomas’ 5TT class– well done!”

“Berwick Fields Primary School had more than 500 students participate,”

“Mr Bracks, the founder of the Premiers’ Reading Challenge was very impressed with our stellar readers from both schools.”

The Premiers’ Reading Challenge, now in its ninth year aims to promote a love of reading and encourages students to read broadly.

“It is terrific to see students taking up the Challenge with such passion and enthusiasm,” Ms Graley said.

“Literacy is such an important part of learning and improving so it’s terrific to see students taking up the Challenge with such energy and enthusiasm,”

“Every child deserves to discover the excitement and wonder of a good book.”