Library week: Discover and share the joy of reading
David Cooper, Yuleen Yen
Between the pages of a book, we are able to immerse ourselves in new cultures and experience topics that we have never come across before. We believe that the enjoyment of reading is fundamental to the development of children. The annual Library Week in March which aimed to promote a love of reading among our students was full of interesting activities including author talks, Character Dress Up Day and author spotlight book reading sessions. Students found sheer joy in exercising their imagination in designing bookmarks and inspired each other by recommending a book of their own choice. The whole week was full of enthusiasm and joy.
Fabulous authors of both Chinese and English children’s books read their books and shared their experiences of writing with our students. Through these interactive online talks, our students were motivated and inspired to create.
Author spotlight : Book reading
Todd Parr is a best-selling author who has inspired and empowered children around the world with his bold images and positive messages. A variety of Todd Parr books were read to our students in both English and Chinese.
Character Dress Up Day
The Library Week was the perfect opportunity for our students to show off their love of reading by dressing up in a costume inspired by their favourite book characters. Our teachers and students brought their favourite book characters to life!
Turning unwanted materials into crafts is a unique way to reduce waste. Our students used old red envelopes, used papers and even packaging materials to make bookmarks. These crafts each told a personal story of our students showcasing their creativity and interests.
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Heifer Read to Feed
Our school is participating in the Heifer Read to Feed Programme which is a collaboration with Heifer International, a non-profit organisation, dedicated to ending world hunger by providing livestock and training to help impoverished families around the world become self-reliant.
Through this programme, we encourage our students to read books in Chinese and English of different genres and introduce them to social problems and issues such as hunger and poverty. Thank you to our parents who donated money for every book their child read.
Visit this website for more about Heifer International