A Confederation Secondary School initiative to get students in its elementary feeder schools hooked on reading is currently underway.
Students in Grade 3 to 8 at Redwood Acres Public School, Pinecrest Public School, Valley View Public School and C.R. Judd Public School are participating in the program where students who reach their monthly reading goals are invited to a rock concert featuring Confederation's  Evolutionary Band.
Close to 1,000 students are expected to attend the concert April 13.
Participating schools have a variety of strategies in place
to encourage reading including book clubs, daily silent reading
programs, night time reading at home, book bags, guest readers
schools, reading buddies and independent reading incentives.
"Each school has developed an individual plan to promote reading that involves students, parents and guardians and community members," said Mirka.
He said area business are encouraged to sponsor buses for the event at a cost of $100 each.
Donations can be made to Rainbow District School Board at Confederation or any of the participating elementary schools.