Sea of colour for Book Week

Sunshine Coast Grammar was transformed into a sea of colour today, August 20 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 ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’.

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 started in 1945 and is the longest-running children’s festival in Australia.  The event is officially celebrated from August 21-27.

“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.

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