On Tuesday, November 7, representatives of Vineyard Lutheran School were invited by the South Australian Premier to attend a morning tea at the Sanctuary Function Centre in Adelaide.
The morning tea was held in recognition of the amazing number of students who participated in this year’s Premier’s Reading Challenge.
This year’s Vineyard Lutheran School Parliament Ministers for Literature, Ben Williams and Leah van Ruth, represented the school beautifully, proudly accepting the school’s certificate and donation of books to their library.
Mark Bickley was the MC at the proceedings and Education Minister Susan Close awarded the certificates.
PRC Ambassadors in attendance included authors Mem Fox, Phil Cummings, Sue Harris and Janeen Brian as well as sporting champs from Adelaide teams – Thunderbirds, Lightning, Football Club, United Football Club, Port Adelaide Football Club and Scorpions SA.
Even the sporting champs lined up for photos with Mem Fox!
Children were treated to two performances from local primary schools, one play was a rendition of ‘Cinderella’ from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes book while the other was a play from the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Both performances were very well performed, highly entertaining and very funny.
The Adelaide zoo provided an up close and personal zoo experience allowing students to pat a range of hand reared animals including a snake, lizard, flying squirrel and potoroo.
Leah and Ben both thoroughly enjoyed the experience with autographs from Mem Fox being the highlight and patting the flying squirrel.
All students who participated in the PRC will receive their medallions and certificates in a few weeks.
I really enjoyed the experience, it was interesting, the plays were fun and Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes ‘Cinderella’ was my favourite. The food was yum especially the ham and cheese sandwiches and juice. The best part was meeting Mem Fox and getting her autograph. I really liked the up close and personal zoo experience, the flying squirrel was tiny and it’s fur was ultra plush!
I liked the Sanctuary Function Centre and the way it was set out, all the kids got to sit right in front of the stage. Meeting Mem Fox and getting her autograph was great. I liked the animal experience the best; I liked the gliding squirrel, the fur was so soft and it’s eyes were big. The vegemite scrolls and orange juice were delicious!