Thousands join Read2Remember
MORE than 60,000 school children from 240 Queensland schools, will mark this Remembrance Day by reading a special pledge as part of a new state-wide initiative.
The Read2Remember event encourages all school children to read a purposely-penned pledged after the minute silence at 11am on November 11.
Renowned poet Rupert McCall wrote the pledge especially for Read2Remember, the brainchild of children's charity SunnyKids CEO Chris Turner.
SunnyKids helps children and families by establishing and promoting education support programs.
Mr Turner only conceived the Read2Remember program four months ago as a way to bring literacy support into the classroom in an exciting and meaningful way, that also helped bring young people closer to the older generations in our communities.
Since then, the group has enlisted the help of three high-profile ambassadors, acclaimed author Angela Bueti, emerging artist Chloe Hart, the granddaughter of Pro Hart, and McCall to spread the word.