Book Week 2019

Reading is my secret power

Book Week at De La Salle has kicked off early with two fabulous author events. Year 5 and 6 classes had a visit from Melbourne Author Skye Melke Wegner.

Wagner delivered a hands-on workshop called “Creating a Fantasy World”. By the end of the session, each student had the bones of their individual world; its language, terrain, magic and weather. Classroom teachers were able to continue building these imaginative worlds during class time.

Our feature event was the Blokes and Books Breakfast with guest speaker Morris Gleitzman. Fathers of students in Years 5 and 6 were invited to come along and encourage their son’s reading habits with the inspiration of Australian Children’s Book Laureate, Morris Gleitzman. This really fitted with the theme of Book Week “Reading is my Secret Power”. 

Morris talked about how he tries to make everything he writes finish in a hopeful way. A feature of this event was student participation in creating the event. The VCAL Year 11 class got to school at the crack of dawn to cook and serve breakfast. Students also photographed and filmed the event.

During Book Week there will be a range of activities available in the Tiverton Library.

  • All week there will be poetry typewriters available to type poems. Students may enter the poetry competition. There is also a Short Story Competition run by the English Department. (This does not need to be typed on a typewriter)
  • Monday – there will be an event using VR glasses
  • Tuesday – teams have formed for a four-round literary quiz
  • Wednesday — there will be staff v student Scrabble, there is also an opportunity to use calligraphy pens
  • Thursday – students can make flipbooks
  • Friday – Manga Writing workshop …(this event will be postponed to the following week due to Student Free day)

Reading statistics have shot through the roof this year. 82% up on last year. We believe that celebrating reading at all ages gets results.

Read on!

Ms Catherine Ryan
Library Team Leader

Back to The Duce Issue 2019 11 - 15 August 2019