Thursday, 31 July 2014

Update re Snowtown's celebrations of their "go live"

Greg King, of the Snowtown School Community Library has sent us through a post regarding the local community launch of their One Card membership.  Below is Greg's report and some photos of the event.

Snowtown School Community Library launched its membership of the One Card system on Tuesday 29th July 2014.  The event was well attended with the official party comprising the Honourable Geoff Brock, Minister for Local Government and Regional Development, Darryl Ottens, Deputy Mayor of  the Wakefield Regional Council, John Brock, student winner of the child borrower card design competition and Fione Love, Principal of Snowtown Primary School.

Greg King introduced the official party to a gathering of students and community members who attended the launch.  The official launch was performed by Darryl Ottens who extolled the benefits of having a library service in small rural towns such as Snowtown.  Geoff Brock added to this in his speech, by further explaining the benefits to the community of stronger regional growth and the strength and value of the One Card concept. 

Geoff then presented student John Brock, with his borrower card that has his design printed onto it.

Principal, Fione Love then explained the work that the school had been doing around building co-operation and resilience in the children and invited guests to view some of the games that had been used to develop these skills.  After watching the students demonstrate several games, guests were invited to participate.  With little urging required, Geoff Brock soon formed a team and joined in with the events.

A morning tea followed where visitors had the opportunity to be escorted by students through the classrooms where they were able to show the learning that they had been involved in.  It was a great launch that involved all sections of the Snowtown community and was well supported.

1st the formalities with Geoff Brock MP, Darryl Ottens,
Greg King, John Brock, Fione Love Principal
Then the games - with students

Followed by the adults: Beth Gerhardy,
Katherine Arbon, Cate Atkinson (Council CEO), Geoff Brock

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