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A Little Man With Big Dreams

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Brett Watcho-Page loves to read and go to school because his mum Beryl encourages him.

What Brett Wrote:

These are the lines Brett and his mum Beryl wrote in their 10-page illustrated book:

My name is Brett. I am in Year Prep at Cherbourg School.

My mummy tells me that I am strong and smart because I go to school every day.

I go to school every day because I want to drive BIG trucks when I grow up.

At school my teachers teach me lots of things like my ABCs and numbers.

I like reading books.

My mummy reads to me and my brother and sister.

I learn lots of stuff from reading books.

So, everyone read books because BOOKS ARE GREAT.

Read a book and learn something new today.

September 6, 2012

By Marcus Priaulx

It looks like Brett Watcho-Page has had a career change at the age of 5.

The Cherbourg State School student wanted to be a truck driver but now wants to become an author after being paid for his first book.

The pay packet came in the form of a $50 Murgon newsagent voucher after Brett entered the UsMob Radio -Barambah PaCE “I Dream” competition.

This involved people, preferably parents and their children, working on a book, poem, song that would reflect on why school was so important to people striving to achieve their goals.

The Prep student sat with mum Beryl over a few nights and wrote about how he loved to read and going to school so he could become a truck driver.

“He hasn’t missed a day all year,” Beryl said of her son’s classroom attendance.

She encourages him because reading has opened her eyes to big world and allowed her to learn.

She also knows education is vital for her child to fulfil his dreams.

“I want Brett to have the same love of reading so he can go out there and get a great job he loves doing and lead a happy life,” Ms Watcho said.

“That’s what a good education can give you.”

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