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12-Aug-2013

Students from the Exodus Tutorial Centre have more than one reason to be excited about the Botanic to Bridge this Sunday.

 

Not only are the students looking forward to a fun day out and a bit of friendly competition, but the centre will also benefit from $20,000 raised from Gladstone’s favourite fund run.

 

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

 

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

 

Exodus Tutorial Centre founder Chris Tanner said funds raised from the event will be directed to the operational costs of the centre to ensure its continuation, providing specific materials for the program and life-long skills for the teachers and students of Exodus.

 

“Funding raised from the Botanic to Bridge is critical for the centre to continue to deliver this program to primary students who are struggling with their literacy and comprehension skills,” Mr Tanner said.

 

“The program gives them the confidence and skills to successfully manage high school when their time comes and provides a second, perhaps last, opportunity for them to bridge the gap and catch their peers.”

 

“We strongly appeal to the Gladstone community to register for the Botanic to Bridge and support the education of our kids, who are our future.”

 

The Botanic to Bridge and Healthy Living Expo will be held this Sunday 18 August.

 

Registrations for the fun run close at 8pm Thursday 15 August, so don’t leave your run too late - register now!

 

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