Book Week 2015: Books Light up our World
This year’s Book Week was an amazing celebration of reading.
The standout event was certainly the Annual Book Parade on Friday 21 August. The costumes were fabulous and the creativity and imagination definitely brought the story book characters to life on the roof. I was delighted by how involved everyone was and how patiently even our littlest characters waited for their turn on the makeshift stage. The atmosphere was beautiful, so affirming and inclusive. What a lovely way to celebrate a love of books together! Even all the teachers dressed up!
Our winners and staff were also treated to a photographic session in front of the green screen and a very big thank you to Rolfe Kolbe and Jenny Kemp for making this happen.
The library had a huge response to all the lunchtime activities and lots of students took home a galloping Noni the Pony, plasticine Snail and Turtles, Scary board games, Wolf masks, Stone Lions, Emu eggs, Star frames and more.
We had an even better response to our Design a Bookmark competition. Book prizes and certificates are making their way home now and the winning designs will soon be available for everyone to take home when they borrow a book.
The library also ran a guessing competition which was open to all years. Students were invited to guess how many light globes there were in the box. The first student drawn out of the box with the correct answer would win the weight of the globes in lollies. Congratulations to Joshua Choi who took home nearly 1.2 kilos of lollies for his correct guess of 86 globes.