Inspiring readers for Book Week

Inspiring readers for Book Week

It has been a bumper Book Week this year, with plenty of activities and inspiring displays for students in the College’s two Library locations.

The Primary Library has added a splash of colour and magic with some giant hand-painted ‘book spines’ just in time for Book Week, thanks to our team of ‘Awesome Artists’ from Years 4-6.

This group of students, who have been meeting after school each week with Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Mrs Catherine Christie, were commissioned to brighten up the beige compactors located in the Primary library last term, by the College’s Teacher Librarian, Kerry Muste. After selecting some of their favourite children’s books, both classic and modern, the students then set about planning and painting 13 different panels as giant book spines. The result has been a series of eye-catching artworks that capture the childhood magic of books and reading.

The Primary Library also held a bookmark colouring-in and design competition, asking students to colour in or draw their own super hero. Sacha Ryan was the winner and Bonn ie Banks the runner-up for K-2, with Elijah Caruana and Jasper Harrison-Ward as winner and runner-up respectively for Years 3-6.

Daily clues were given for budding detectives to track down a particular library book, with plenty of successful entries. Sunny Bouthier was drawn from the Primary Library entries, and Samantha Allen from the Secondary entries.

The Secondary Library was a fitting venue during the week for a range of book-related events. Ms Clark hosted a Book Week Quiz on Tuesday, which was won by a last-minute team-up between Year 8s Riley Bridgham and Harry Broadhurst and Year 12s Lucinda Palmer and Kody Wood. On Thursday Year 11 Literature students also joined English and Library staff in donning their ‘glad rags’ for a Gatsby-themed luncheon, and Year 7 students wrapped up the busy week with a Mad Hatter’s morning tea.