2018 Children’s Book Week: Hillcrest Primary School students hunt for treasures

Lauren McPhee, Daniel Morrison, Hana Schroeder.
Lauren McPhee, Daniel Morrison, Hana Schroeder.

HILLCREST Primary School students have been inspired to read more books thanks to hidden treasures ahead of Children’s Book Week.

This year’s Book Week theme is ‘find your treasure’, with schools across Australia celebrating from August 18 to 24.

Every book students read earned them a coin to add to a treasure chest where 30 coins will be drawn at the school’s book character parade on August 24.

Year 5-6 teacher Kirsty Cunningham said she started the initiative to help kids reconnect with their love for reading.

“I want them to treasure reading and explore a love of literature,” she said.

“This program might help reluctant readers to pick up a book and discover they actually love reading.”

Principal Liz Ford said activities like the treasure chest promoted reading in an interactive way to encourage all students to read at home.

There are more than 100 coins in the competition so far.