During our special Book Week Assembly all students and many guests enjoyed a relaxing and entertaining Book Parade. It was rewarding and encouraging for the children to see that many of their parents had come to witness another one of our best Book Week performances.
After lunch, all children transformed themselves into their favourite book character and gathered in the Gemjian Hall to share their story. Every child delivered a little speech, well prepared and presented. At the same time photos of their character including the book that they came from were being projected on the big screen. Not only did they depict these characters well but they were able to inform us about their character, telling us why this character was special to them and what their favourite part of the story was. They were able to recommend many wonderful books to their peers, encouraging them to read a wide variety of books and well known tales. They covered books too many to mention and made us aware of the wonderful adventures and experiences that we can gain when we pick up a book.
As well as representing their favourite characters the students sang specifically designed Book Week songs which related to the students’ knowledge and love of books. Not only did the spectacular costumes make the afternoon a colourful and entertaining experience for all but also engendered an excitement in the books that were being read by the children.
Much to the delight of the children, parents also had the opportunity to browse the Book Fair. We thank everyone for their support and hope they all enjoyed the show as much as we enjoyed giving it.