Students from Kindergarten to Year 9 in the Northern Beaches are encouraged to jump into reading with the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge now open for 2021.
The challenge encourages students from all education sectors to read for leisure and pleasure by asking them to read between 20 and 30 books, depending on their challenge level, from a reading list of quality literature.
Last year saw a 5 per cent increase in student participation in 2020 during the pandemic, with almost nine million books read.
Member for Manly, Mr James Griffin urges students to get involved in the challenge.
Member for Manly James Griffin welcomed 6 new NSW Police constables to the Northern Beaches Police Area Command (PAC) after the first police graduation ceremony of 2021.
Mr Griffin said he was proud to welcome the new officers and their presence again demonstrates the NSW Governments commitment to keeping Manly and the Beaches safe.
In February, Northern Beaches Council reaffirmed its need for increased police patrols at the East Esplanade in Manly, and following last month’s Council meeting agreed to begin forming strategies to address antisocial issues.
Further to my last update regarding Northern Beaches Bus service changes, I’m pleased to let you know that our ongoing work with the Transport Minister’s office and Transport for NSW is delivering outcomes.