As part of Library Week Celebrations the Education Library of the University of Pretoria recently hosted an exhibition of Stories written and compiled by Early Childhood Education students in 2008. These stories were entered in a competition sponsored by Oxford University Press. The stories form part of a Story Reading Project which has run for a number of years as an innovation outcome of the Early Literacy Module in the Early Childhood Education Programme in the Faculty of Education, at University of Pretoria.
Dr Ina Joubert who heads up this project received an Education
Innovation award in 2006 for this project. The creativity of the students were really amazing and of the highest standard!
Sonja Delport and members of the library team at the Education library worked really hard to ensure that the exhibition was a great success.
The exhibition was officially opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof Irma Eloff on 18 March 2009 and ran till 27 March 2009. In her opening address for the exhibition the dean read a poem by Strickland Gillilan to emphasize the importance of reading to the little child:
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be –
I had a mother who read to me.”
To see photos of the exhibition on Slideshare Click Here!
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