Kelly, Shannon and Tyler’s mum
The student2student reading program helped Shannon and Tyler improve their reading skills and build their confidence at school.
Using mobile phones donated by Optus, Shannon and Tyler practised reading aloud to older student buddies. The trained buddies would ring the boys three times a week to help them read books provided by The Smith Family. When Shannon or Tyler stumbled over words, their buddies used reading tips to help them sound out the word.
Shannon and Tyler’s Learning for Life Coordinator said both boys improved their reading over the course of the program.