PAGE TURNER: Aunty Elise Crawford reading with Brenna Prendergast, 12 and Cookie Aubrey, 11 at St Joseph's Primary School Murgon. Photo Helen Spelitis / South Burnett Times
PAGE TURNER: Aunty Elise Crawford reading with Brenna Prendergast, 12 and Cookie Aubrey, 11 at St Joseph's Primary School Murgon. Photo Helen Spelitis / South Burnett Times Helen Spelitis

Elephants stomp around school for fun

WATCHING your teachers, and the local radio host, pretend to be an elephant is a rare sight indeed.

Murgon school students celebrated the joy of reading today along with the rest of the nation as part of the National Simultaneous Storytime.

This year's book was Too Many Elephants In This House by Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner.

But students at St Josephs were treated to something special when their teachers acted out the book as elephants complete with masks.

Principal Greg Cran said the purpose was to show kids reading can be fun.

"Reading is so important for kids because it expands their knowledge," he said.

"The big focus for us is to get them to read for fun rather than for the sake of reading."

Crow FM radio presenter Corky, who enjoyed celebrity status at the school, indulged the crowd by showing off his best elephant impression.

Schools across the nation took part in the Simultaneous Storytime all reading the same book about a boy and his elephants at 11am.  

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