We are excited to share with you our programme for Book Week 2017, which will commence Monday 20 March. This year we are exploring books and all the places around the world that they can take you, bringing together the whole school to celebrate literacy and reading. Following on from Book Week, we will hold an Open Week in the library from the 27-31 March. During this week, you will be invited to attend your child's normal library lesson, and will get the opportunity to see how reading strategies are taught and work together with the teacher to highlight the importance of reading!
Events This Year include Authors:
Rob Lloyd Jones –Tuesday 21 March
Rob Lloyd Jones is a prize winning author from the UK, his awards include the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize. He will be spending time with the Lower School and Year 6 students.
Simon Higgins & Jenny Wang –Wednesday 22 & Thursday 23 March
Simon Higgins is an award winning Australian author who has a strong interest in oriental culture. He will be running writing workshops with our Upper School students.
Jenny Wang is the CEO of Crane Animation and the creator of Cocoa and Little Love. She will be teaching our Year 7 & 8 students how to expertly draw Manga and Anime style characters.
Other Events – Earning Prizes, Sweets and House Points!
As well as the author visits we will host a book fair and a number of competitions:
1. Where's Wally Treasure Hunt;
2. Read Around the World Passports;
3. Book 'Shelfie' Competition;
4. Where in the World is Your Book?
5. Book Fair;
6. Dress Up as Your Favourite Book Character – Friday!
7. Decorate the World Maps.
Our students and staff have already produced some incredibly creative photos with book covers for the Book 'Shelfie' Competition. This competition closes 23 March, Jenny Wang will judge the photographs and the winners from each year group will be awarded a prize.