Some children were so enthusiastic about last week’s Byron Bay Public School’s Great Book Swap that they brought in as many as five books from home to share and swap with the other children, to help raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Students donated a gold coin, in order to swap their books. Some swapped one book, others a lot more.
Over 2,000 books were swapped and Byron Bay Public School Principal Linda Trigg says the book swap was a huge success. ‘I want to thank students and parents who donated children’s books that they were no longer using. Loads of books went home with smiling happy students who swapped a gold coin for a book.
Ms Trigg says the gold coins are being donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. ‘They use the money to publish and send quality texts to remote indigenous communities,’ she said. ‘The books are published in English and the language of the group they are sent to.
‘We are proud of our students for their generosity in donating the books, then swapping a gold coin to obtain another book of their choice. It was a great example of the generosity of our school community.’