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Australian Reading Hour – Stories that Matter for Kids

On Demand

Celebrate Australian Reading Hour in your classroom with this fun event for kids featuring some of their favourite Australian writers and illustrators. Come behind the pages and discover how the best books are made, discover the magic of illustration, and learn how to read the stars in the night sky.

 Get ready for Australian Reading Hour 2021!

Hosted by Oliver Phommavanh with hilarious cameos by favourite kids book creators, this event is for primary school students and features entertaining mini-classes on how to draw with Andrew Joyner, how to tell your own story with Michael Wagner, how to read the stars in our night skies with Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, plus commentary by Adrian Beck and Nicole Hayes on all things books, footy and sport.

Sign-up to Australia Reads, the nation’s leading not-for-profit reading initiative, for more info and ideas https://forms.gle/Qgskh1VuLd8Mivig8

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Sydney Opera House

Excursion Details

Excursion Type

On Demand - Unlimited


Presented by Australia Reads & Sydney Opera House to celebrate Australian Reading Hour with support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

Contact Details


35 minutes




Requirements for this excursion

This excursion will be available on demand from Monday 13th September till Friday 17th September via YouTube

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Name: Creative Learning

Email: [email protected]

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