Katelyn Johns of Year 4 at Kingsway Christian College may be only ten years old but she is a young lady with a big vision. Katelyn has started her own initiative to help promote a love of reading by sending books to schools that need help with their literacy resources.
In Katelyn’s own words this is what she has been involved with: “So far I have sent eleven books to seven schools in need this year. I send books to schools in need because I like to help students around Australia so they can have a book to read, enjoy and learn new things.
To help select a school I go on the internet and type a country town, select a school from that town and investigate if they require my help. I have been privileged to receive feedback. I have received letters emails and even a cool hat with a school logo and lots of other things. I even have been mentioned in the town’s local paper. I started this initiative this year and have received loads of support from my mum.”