Book and Literature Week

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Book and Literature Week

Book and Literature Week began in the high school with students reading stories written by Year Ten students. There were a number of terrifying stories and no shortage of blood curdling screams. On Tuesday a number of students took part in a literature-themed treasure hunt, and on Wednesday many students chose to have lunch with Graham Base (or at least with a bunch of Graham Base books).

Another popular event was poetry in the quad, recited by a number of teachers and students. All of these were interesting and some were even originals created by the speakers. And on Friday, teachers from many learning areas chose to risk their dignity and come to school dressed as a literary character. Special mention must go to The Lion (Mr Pushpanathan), The Witch (Ms Tunstead), and The Wardrobe (Mr Clarke).

The Library also played host to many Book Week events for our primary students. Our Years One through to Three students were treated to a performance from Out of the Bag, where they enjoyed a show full of hilarious puppetry. In what has become an annual tradition, the Year Six students shared in a long lunch and the Year Five students had a high tea, where we discussed books and how reading is my secret power, the theme of this year’s Children Book Council Awards Book Week. Pre Primary had an in-class party, where each child received a book to take home and keep, our Kindy students came on their first library tour and the Year Four students enjoyed a book emoji quiz and face painting.

A number of other activities ran through the week including an opportunity to guess how many book worms were in the jar, a book title emoji quiz, sharing favourite song lyrics and literary characters, inspirational literary quotes, and constructing the worst poem possible.

Thanks to all the staff and students who participated in and helped prepare activities during the week. It was a huge success and enjoyed by all!

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