Boys engaged in literacy took to the streets of Trenton on Tuesday, June 12. That day, 15 boys aged 9-12 participated in the Amazing Book Race. These students from College Street Public School partnered with male mentors from the Trenton High School Outer Limits class.
The day began with Skype visits from award winning Canadian authors Matt Beam and Rene Schmidt who specifically write for male readers. The authors shared their own reading journeys and engaged the boys in their latest books. Then, at 10:00 a.m., the race began!
Amazing Book Race clues led the boys to local Trenton businesses where they used literacy skills to complete real world challenges. As each challenge was completed the boys collected new books, specially selected to engage them to read at their school library.
Even in the rain, these students enthusiastically embraced books, literacy and reading in a whole new way!
Thank you to community partners who supported this event
- Project Enhancement Fund grant from The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation
- Downtown Trenton Business Improvement Area and Jane Collett-MacDonald
- J & B Books
- Quinte West OPP and Constable Lonne Foeller
- Quinte West Public Library and the Children’s Librarian Rosemary Kirby
- Rock 107 and Matt Goodman
- Rona for the birdhouses
- Ted’s Computer Shop
- The Trentonian newspaper
- Tomasso’s and Andrew Kotsovos
- Trenton High School Outer Limits class and Teacher Jeff McDougall
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]