Celebrating the love of reading – Book Week

Book Week was a wonderful celebration of the love of reading here at Cedars last week.  From the colourful parade and fair to the  author’s visit and Reading Challenge, the lead up to and the week itself was indeed full of celebrating all things to do with words, reading and books.

Huge congratulations to students in 1 M who devoured the combined total of 282 books and 6 M students who read 143 books for the annual Reading Challenge.  Both classes earned themselves the coveted pizza lunch!

‘Reading is my secret power!’

Our parade revolved around the theme of Book Week, ‘Reading is my secret power’ and was a indeed a spectacular sight!  A colourful array of amazing costumes were paraded on the catwalk as students (and teachers) strutted their stuff delighting parents and other students by the show.  From ‘Where’s Wally,’ to ‘101 Dalmations’ from ‘Mary Poppins’ to the ‘Lion King’ there were dozens of books represented and the love of reading was certainly celebrated.

Students have commented about how much they enjoyed dressing up,  parading in their costumes and participating in the dramas and singing. They also loved seeing their teachers all dressed up too! In particular, adults and students alike were thoroughly entertained by an hilarious Mr Walton and Cooper as Mufasa and Simba which was presented via video link. Mr Walton was away on business and unable to physically attend. However, he left us in no doubt that he was most put out by this turn of events!

A big thank you to all who attended, supported or participated in our parade and fair.  We earned $376 from the fair which will be spent on books for our library.  Plus Kindergarten student Jade won the Stockland Shellharbour Book Week Parade for Cedars winning $500 for our school!

Reading is definitely a gift not to be taken for granted and Book Week was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and enjoy this vital skill.

Enjoy the show!