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Book Week 2016 – Books Light up our World!

Posted: December 2, 2016

Book Week 2016 is underway!  The festivities kicked off with the annual parade which featured a whole host of students and staff dressed as their favourite book and movie characters. For the first time ever, DC broadcast the parade via Facebook Live.  To view a video of the feed, you can click HERE.

In the library, primary and secondary students have been testing their literary knowledge with a range of quizzes including our Moo Card Challenge, Guess Who competition, and Morning Bulletin, Emojis and Silhouette Quizzes. These are set to continue next week.  Primary classes and secondary learning teams have also been busy decorating their classroom doors for the Decorate your Door competition and enjoying the Character Cutout photo sessions at recess.

A new feature for Book Week is the library’s Reading Camp which is situated in the ground floor foyer. This camp gives students a chance to browse, read and relax in a different venue and also to attend daily storytime sessions with readings by teachers and parents.  The annual and always popular Bilingual Bazaar is also set to take place on Friday.

Book Week also features local authors who are favourites at Discovery College. Primary students have had a fantastic visit for two days this week from author Sarah Brennan. Sarah shared more of her wonderful stories with the students who really enjoyed her sessions.

On Monday 5 December, Years 12-13 students have the opportunity to work with journalist and author, Nury Vittachi. Nury will focus on editorials and other aspects of news media and journalism in workshop style sessions. For secondary students, Tuesday will also feature the library’s Scavenger Hunt at lunchtime. Wednesday will bring the judging of the Decorate your Door competition for both primary and secondary.

For more information on the activities happening during Book Week, please click here.