What a great week we had during book week – a time to celebrate all that is great about reading. Our week started with The Great Book Swap. This is a fantastic way to celebrate reading locally, and raise much-needed funds to buy books for remote communities. All of our students brought in one of their favourite books to swap for someone else’s. The gold coin donation then went to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to assist them fund books for remote indigenous communities.
We had many of students read to students from the Early Learning Centre each afternoon which was a delight to see. To see our beginning readers take these younger children under their wing and pass on that love of children reading is quite special. We also had our Year 1 – 3 students visit the Queanbeyan library for story time.
Our week concluded with a plethora of characters from many different children’s books was amazing. The creativity and imagination in many of these costumes made for great end to our celebration of books.