Book Week spotlights the hidden treasure of reading

The College unleashed the inner bookworm in every student with a fun-filled Book Week extravaganza held in Week 10. This year’s theme – Find Your Treasure – had our students exploring the hidden delights of reading and discovering new worlds mapped out onto the page.

Throughout the week, the library held lunchtime pirate activities and competitions for all students to enjoy, while a special canteen menu satisfied our starving scallywags.  

There were read-a-loud sessions with our teachers and executive staff sharing picture book stories with our young students and passing down the oral literary tradition. The BCC Sunnybank Hills Library also organised activities for our students to engage with.

The Lower and Upper Junior School Book Character parades transformed our Sports Hall into a bustling fantasy world with bears, witches, dwarves, fairies, superheroes and of course, pirates. Pepper the Robot lent a helping hand by welcoming all in attendance and providing directions to activities. Our robotic First Mate also delighted audiences by reading a picture book during the Whole School Assembly.

For our Secondary students, a COSPLAY day on Thursday had characters from all across the pop culture spectrum wandering across our school campus. Students were encouraged to pop into the library to collect house points for participation, get their photo taken, and enter into the most original costume competition. On this day, our students also contributed to closing the literacy gap by making gold-coin donations to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

This Book Week was not only about reading, but also about writing. During the complementary Literature Festival, Secondary students participated in a workshop with a visiting author to learn about the writing and publishing process, as well as to develop and refine their writing skills. Students were also offered the opportunity to submit a piece for potential publication in a student creative writing anthology.