Colin Woods is all smiles after accepting his award for having his character?s name suggestion accepted.
Colin Woods is all smiles after accepting his award for having his character?s name suggestion accepted.

Award for quiet Tucabia student

By LEIGH PRITCHARD

COLIN Woods is a boy of few words, yet he loves to read them.

Yesterday, the Tucabia Public School Year 6 student and school captain won a competition through the 'Holiday Reading is RAD' program to name a cartoon character.

Colin's teacher of four years, Sam Murgatroyd, said 15 Tucabia students took part in the statewide Priority Schools Funding Program (PSFP).

"I am happy I beat private schools, public schools are better," Colin said.

PSFP officer Margaret Hunter said over the six-week Christmas break 91 per cent of students improved their reading standard or maintained it.

Colin and the 21 Year 5 and 6 Tucabia students were inducted as peer mediators and presented their badges by School Education director Ron Phillips.

Kindergarten-Year 1 teacher Lynne Essery said the peer mediation program had created a hap- pier school environment over four years.



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