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)