Crossways National Simultaneous Storytime 2018 | GALLERY

Crossways Lutheran School joined schools across Australia and New Zealand in taking part in the 18th National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday.

Each year the Australian Library and Information Association hosts the event each year with reading events held in libraries, schools, preschools, book shops and other places where a chosen story is read for a young audience.

This year events also took place in New Zealand.

About 60 Crossways junior primary students gathered in the reception classroom at 10am to see a video of actor Jay Laga’aia read this year’s chosen book, Hickory Dickory Dash by Tony Wilson.

After the storytime the students took part in activities which included making origami mice, colouring in bookmarks and a find a word.

Reception teacher Georgia Lambeff said the students enjoyed the storytime, which was a great initiative to be a part of.

“It’s very important because it connects them with other schools and other kids across the country,” she said.