Last week, SLK Bali celebrated Literacy Week with a host of activities associated with books and reading. For the primary students, the week kicked off with the homeroom teachers reading their favourite books to their students. Meanwhile, secondary students started decorating their homerooms with a book related theme.
During the week, students participated in many fun book-related activities such as Who am I?, where posters were created featuring clues about famous fictional characters that the other students had to guess the identity of. The Writing Challenge, where secondary students (individually or in groups) had to write a short story, highlighted their creativity. Students randomly picked, via lucky dip, a character, setting and the first line of a famous novel. Some of them were brilliantly bizarre, some were fantastically funny and they were all incredibly imaginative! The winning entry, about a talking cat detective, was written by Prischilla, Cindy, Chiara, Jazz and Kaena from Grade 8.
On Wednesday, primary students got to wear their pyjamas to school and bring their own favourite book. At the end of the day, each homeroom had a pyjama party where they read their books in class. The children loved spending all day in their pyjamas! Other activities for primary included Design a Book Cover, Book Hunt, Find Your Treasure, and Book Buddies, where Grade 4-6 students read their favourite books to Grades 1-3.
On Friday all the students and teachers dressed up as a character from a famous book. There were Harry Potters galore, superheroes, Alices and Mad Hatters, Disney princesses, and a bunch of Greg Heffley’s from The Diary of a Wimpy Kid! And the secondary students did a grand job decorating their homerooms, with Grade 11 winning top prize with Alice in Wonderland.
Overall, the week was a great success. We hope that the students not only had fun, but also remembered how much enjoyment can be taken from reading.
As Dr Seuss said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”