National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually and every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author, is read simultaneously around Australia. It is a fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy. This year, the text was Alpacas with Maracas, written and illustrated by Matt Cosgrove. Children from each year level were videoed reading a page of the text, which was then made into a clip and shared with the whole school. The children in 210 loved the surprise appearance of Ms Vandenbosch reading and the teachers dancing with maracas.