The success of the Gladstone
Tutorial Centre has been recognised nationally, with the
recently receiving one of only two $15,000 grants from the
Dymocks Literacy Foundation. The Gladstone Tutorial Centre uses
positive reinforcement to help children with reading and writing
difficulties improve their skills and gain new confidence.
Dymocks spokesperson Colin
Chapman said the selection of Gladstone Tutorial Centre as a
grant recipient was unanimous. Mr Chapman said the
the only Queensland organisation to be recognised.
Founder Chris Tanner said the
$15,000 would be well used and thanked local Dymocks proprietors
Colin and Gloria Chapman for their support. "This means our
teacher training costs have now been cut, and they were over and
above the cost of running the place," Mr Tanner said.
"It gives us the opportunity to get people up from
Macquarie University and ensure the Tutorial Centre remains
ahead of best practice."
Head teacher Stacey Bridges
said the Tutorial Centre was the only one outside of Sydney to
run the literacy program. "We feel a lot of
satisfaction," Ms Bridges said. "We have received
funding from other organisations but this is the first one that
is totally literacy based. For us to be picked out as one of the
recipients is totally amazing."