This year, students at the Australian International Islamic College participated in 2 weeks of festivities to celebrate Book Week 2017. This year’s theme was ‘Escape to Everywhere’ which aimed to stimulate children’s imaginations and encourage them to journey to mystical worlds and far-away lands. The Teacher-Librarian, Mrs. Zeenat Mohammed showcased a range of CBCA’s shortlisted books of 2016 and 2017 in the library for students to read and explore. Hands-on literacy activities followed book reading sessions and students participated in a range of writing and creating activities to extend their imaginations and broaden their understandings.
The following day, students were invited to watch a performance by award winning production company ‘Perform Educational Musicals’. The highly skillful actors brought CBCA’s shortlisted books to life in their comical and interactive performance that had children captivated and intrigued for the entirety of the show. The performance was based upon the texts students had been reading during their library lessons with Mrs. Mohammed, and their familiarity with the books helped to make the show all the more engaging.
A wonderful week of fun and adventure, whilst exploring the depth of talent in Australian children’s literature.
Mrs. Zeenat Hearsey