This morning, I had the good fortune of giving a talk on language awareness at the first gathering (2015-16) of La Salle College PTA Reading Club. It was an eye-opening experience – the students eagerly shared the reading they had done previously; the parent tutors supportively guided the students to report on their reading. Everyone was focussed and active. The atmosphere of the whole event was caring and warm, with the parents and the students getting along with each other amiably. A highly memorable experience to me.