Celebrating Australian stories
Published on: 1 September 2016
Christ Church boys celebrated this year’s Book Week theme, Australia! Story Country, with a ‘swag’ of events last week.
The Preparatory School held its annual Dress-up Parade, Staff Assembly and Performance, took part in the Readers’ Cup Challenge at MLC, and offered lots of Australian-inspired lunchtime activities.
This year, the Prep Library also introduced a new event for Pre-Primary to Year 2 boys and families – the Library Read-In – where guests were invited to come for supper in their pyjamas and share a story with their family. The Staff Read-Around-Australia was another fun event where boys and teachers swapped rooms to hear stories from across Australia.
The Senior School also embraced the theme with displays celebrating Australian books for younger and older readers. At Thursday lunchtime, all boys were invited to a special lunch of Aussie fare. Boys were asked to recommend their favourite Australian reads and went into a draw to win prizes.