Rabbitohs Help Boost Literacy

Souths Cares announced that Redfern’s Sydney Story Factory has released its latest work, “HOME”, containing interviews with two Rabbitohs’ legends.

General Manager of Souths Cares Shannon Donato says that the book is a great read for anyone with an interest in the Redfern local community and its changing face.

“I enjoyed reading the publication as it has something for everyone – poems, interviews, conversations and other stories,” he said.

Along with the Sydney Story Factory, students from local schools spoke with a variety of Redfern residents to source material for the book.

“HOME features stories from well known local identities such as from former NSW Governor Marie Bashir, Sol Bellear, Clover Moore, Micky Mundine and Auntie Millie Ingram,” Shannon said.

“The works of students from two Souths Cares schools, Plunkett Street Public School and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, have made wonderful contributions to the book.

“The Plunkett Street school students’ writings include interviews with Rabbitohs Captain John Sutton and his teammate and try-scoring legend, Nathan Merritt.

“The project, which spanned twelve months, involved more than 220 local students in 96 hours of writing workshops where they were assisted by 75 volunteer tutors.

“The Sydney Story Factory does a wonderful job in providing a creative writing space for the young people in Redfern to engage them in improving their literacy skilss and HOME is just another example of the success of their service.

“At The Sydney Story Factory, students are not only assisted with their literacy skills through creative writing but they are also provided with the opportunity to have their works published.

“Their work sits well with Souths Cares’ philosophies and values.

“At Souths Cares our programs aim to ensure young people are equipped with the knowledge of the importance of completing an education, maintaining a healthy body and achieving your dreams.”

To purchase a copy of HOME, please click on the link: http://martianembassy.com.au/products/home.

To learn more about The Sydney Story Factory visit their website at: www.sydneystoryfactory.org.au