MELBOURNE has held a ‘Read like a Demon’ gala day at Casey Fields on Wednesday.

Club great Russell Robertson was master of ceremonies, while midfielder Dom Tyson and tall utility Cameron Pedersen were also in attendance.

They introduced themselves, talked about books and reading and congratulated the students for participating in the program. Prizes were also given away.

In 2015, 298 book reviews have been submitted to ‘Deezone’ and 79 stories have been entered into the ‘Deezone’ creative writing competition.

Members from the Casey-Cardinia Library and Monash University were in attendance.

Schools that were also in attendance included Cranbourne Primary School, Millwarra Primary School, Officer Specialist School, Sholem Aleichem College and St Paul Apostle North.

Read like a Demon started in 2009. It involves 16 schools in the City of Casey, Cadinia, Bayside and Yarra Ranges.

The club also held a community ‘roadshow’ at Casey Fields, which included handball and kicking targets

The school children also watched Melbourne train before the Read like a Demon day.

Winners of the Read like a Demon book reviewers: finalists

Beau Rice (Berwick Primary School) – review: Snake Escape

Laura Sivyer (Fleetwood Primary School) – review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Mikhayla Burstin (Sholem Aleichem College) – review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Jethro McGavin (Rangebank Primary School) – review: Specky Magee

Heath Forrest (Millwarra Primary School) – review: The Cave that Screams in the Night

Hannah Thai (St Paul Apostle North) – review: Matilda

Winner: Mikhayla Burstin (Sholem Aleichem College), Hannah Thai (St Paul Apostle North)

Write like a Demon: finalists of creative writing competition

Amy Morris (Millwarra Primary School) – title: The Treasure Hunt

Aidan Anamalay (Berwick Fields Primary School) – title: The Black Hard Cane

Eran Rosinger (Sholem Aleichem) – title: The Adventure in and out of the Museum

Winner: Amy Morris (Millwarra Primary School)