Book Week a bestseller

Students dress up as their favourite book character to celebrate Book Week.
Book Week a bestseller
Book Week a bestseller
Book Week a bestseller
Students dress up as their favourite book character to celebrate Book Week.

Students also participated in the 70th anniversary of the Children�s Book Council of Australia�s Book Week from August 22 to 28 by dressing up as their favourite book characters.

Teacher and librarian Cassandra Bull said the week had been a huge success with all primary students dressing up and eagerly participating in literary activities.

�The theme this year is Books Light Up Your World, so we have displays around the learning plaza that reflect this,� she said.

The learning plaza has been transformed into a winter wonderland and interactive activities have been set up around the library for students to explore, including a unique artwork by artist Rose Skinner.

The artist created the storybook sensory space this year in a bid to promote authors including Lewis Carroll, Dr Seuss, J.K. Rowling and Tim Burton, whose portraits are painted on the sides of the artwork.

The exhibit is a �key room� intended to unlock the imagination and has been a popular attraction among the students.

Learning plaza team leader Laraine Reason said she was very happy with the students� enthusiasm and said it was a great way to celebrate literature.

West Australian of the Year Robert Isaacs also visited the school last week to launch the college�s Indigenous Literacy Day.

Ms Reason said St Brigid�s promoted literacy to equip their students with the building blocks for real-world communication.

It was an added bonus to the week�s celebrations when the college took home the state title for the 2015 LiteracyPlanet Word Mania competition.

The word-building competition is an online game that challenges students from years 1 to 6 to build as many words as they can in three minutes using only 15 letter tiles.

Year 5 teacher James Stevens said the students loved challenging themselves and their friends in the game.

�They also enjoy the challenge of trying to spell the longest and most difficult words,� he said.

As the state winners, St Brigid�s will receive $500 to spend on computers, laptops or mobile devices, as well as a further $500 library pack, which will include a subscription to Australian Geographic Journal, a range of K-6 titles, and a six-month subscription to LiteracyPlanet for the school.

Mr Stevens said next year�s goal would be to make it into the top 10 nationwide.