Botanic to Bridge beneficiary announced

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Gladstone Ports Corporation, and sponsors of the 2013 Botanic to Bridge, are pleased to announce the official beneficiary of the event, having received an overwhelming response from community groups.

Children’s literacy program provider, Exodus Tutorial Centre Gladstone, will benefit from up to $20,000 raised from the event in August.

In partnership with Education Queensland, the centre provides a remedial program for primary students in years five to seven, who have reading ages two or more years below their chronological age.

The centre’s curriculum-based syllabus equips students with the skills to bridge the literacy gap, in order to become independent readers and return to school with a completely different, more positive approach to learning.

Students are offered a personalised program, which is scaled to their level of literacy and paced to suit their individual learning needs.

Established in 2001, Exodus Tutorial Centre founder Chris Tanner has witnessed first-hand the effectiveness of the centre’s positive teaching environment.

“Generally, life has been pretty tough on the children who participate in the program and their literacy and comprehensive skills are poor. The program gives them the confidence and skills to successfully manage high school when their time comes and a second, perhaps last, opportunity for them to bridge the gap and catch their peers,” Mr Tanner said.

Funds raised from the Botanic to Bridge will be directed to the operational costs of the centre to ensure its continuation, providing specific materials for the program, and providing life-long skills for the teachers and students of Exodus.

Gladstone Ports Corporation would like to thank all beneficiary applicants and wishes all groups the best for their commendable projects and initiatives.

All Botanic to Bridge registrations will be directed back to the Exodus Tutorial Centre or to local schools. Whether you run, walk or jog you can be assured that your participation will be helping our local kids.

For more information contact GPC on 07 4976 1625 or register online.



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Gladstone Ports Corporation is the major sponsor of the 2014 Botanic to Bridge