Sunshine Coast Grammar was transformed into a sea of colour yesterday, August 26 as part of Book Week celebrations with book characters and mythical legends coming to life.
An annual tradition at Grammar since the School’s inception in 1997, each year staff and students from across the
Primary and Secondary schools come to school dressed as their favourite book character for the day. This year was no different, with the theme ‘Connect to Reading’.
Sunshine Coast Grammar School Principal, Mrs Maria Woods said that Book Week at Grammar has become a real tradition and is embraced by the entire school community.
“The colourful event is celebrated with a whole school assembly and each year students share with others what reading means to them,” said Mrs Woods.
Book Week is the longest running children’s festival in Australia and will this year celebrate 69 years and officially celebrated from August 16 – 22.
“The festivities aim to highlight the importance of reading and promote the library services across the school,” said Mrs Woods.
Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers and teacher librarians design activities and offer competitions to encourage children to develop an interest in reading.