World Book Day 2021May 10, 2021
World book day is not only a chance to celebrate the books, authors and illustrators students love, it’s an opportunity to celebrate reading. During lockdown, where lives have been limited, without much to do, reading offers an opportunity to escape and experience new worlds without needing to leave the house. Books can engage imaginations, challenge perspectives, and inspire….and we were excited to see staff and students pull out all the stops to celebrate some of their favourite book characters this World Book Day.
This term students have been reading books that look at cultures and histories from around the world. Engaging in topics such as colonialism and climate change and exploring themes such as resilience, spirituality, community and power, students approached these themes with curiosity and maturity, responding with some great work.
Poem by a Phase 3 student
Testing for now
The sun is harsh on the vast lands of sand
The trees bleed green keeping the air clean
The snakes slither
The butterflies flutter by
The Numbats everywhere without a care
Until the rabbits came to claim our land
And the silence soon turned to violence
They came bearing gifts of food that made us sick