Finding literacy treasures

Finding literacy treasures

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Gosnells Primary students Layla Hitchcock, Ronin Richards, Shakiah Abraham, Ethan Heerey and Kayne Conway. Photograph – Richard Polden.

A parade with colourful costumes was equal parts fun and educational at Gosnells Primary last week as students participated in the annual Book Week celebrations.

Students went to school dressed as their favourite book characters with Captain Underpants, Where’s Wally, Cat in the Hat and a ship full of pirates all making a special appearance.

Literacy coordinator Di Lomas said the event encouraged strengthening the student’s links with the school library and Gosnells Public Library.

“The students are exposed to a rich literacy base throughout the year, which is highlighted during Book Week encouraging a love of books and reading that is driven by the enthusiasm of all staff,” she said.

“Judging by the looks on the students’ faces both before school and during the assembly they all had a marvellous time bringing their favourite book characters to life.”

Ms Lomas said the students had a great time exploring this year’s theme Find Your Treasure.

“Story maps were developed for some of the Children’s Book Council of Australia shortlisted books and book themed displays were on the boards around the school,” she said.

“Other classes used mapping skills with children exploring outside the classroom using clues to find treasures and using QR codes to access book reviews and drawing maps of the school.”

Photographs – Richard Polden.