Another busy month!
Chris Haughton delights the crowds
Chris started out as a graphic designer (even working in Hong Kong for a short spell) and the children were fascinated to find out how he had come up with the ideas for his books and how he constructed some of the illustrations piece by piece with cut paper. He spent a great deal of time signing and individually naming each of the books ordered by the children and they have been thrilled to receive them.
Hong Kong Young Writers Award open for submissions
Calling all talented writers and artists!
We are looking for entries from Peak School in this year's Hong Kong Young Writer's Award.Students need to enter a piece of writing, or an artistic representation about Journey To The West, the iconic piece of Chinese literature which has been translated into many forms of entertainment - TV series, movies, graphic novels and more. Students will use their imaginations to create a fiction story that relates to the classic tale, or research a non fiction piece about Xuanzang, the young monk who took the journey across China 1400 years ago, or about Wu Cheng'en, the author who wrote the original story. Entries can also be in the form of a poem, or a piece of art.
Finalists in each category will be published in the anthology, including the overall winner: Hong Kong Young Writer of the Year.
The well-known Hong Kong journalist and author Nury Vittachi speaks at the prize-giving ceremony at Cyberport. Vittachi is also one of the judges on the panel.
The four characters in Journey To The West have been immortalized in many movies, tv adaptations and translations of the original story. Plenty of places to find inspiration for new stories!
Our minds can often take in more facts with pictures than with words. It's the reason that mind-mapping helps us sort information and find links. In this lesson, Year 4 read some information on an animal (in this case, the mountain dwelling Chamois) and then we took the information and put it into a pictogram. Then they made up sentences to explain what they knew. They were able to understand their subject and write it down in their own words. Sorted!
year 1 discover non fiction
pebble go! & pebble go next!
BIRTHDAY BOOK DONATIONS
a HUGE thank you from the Librarians!
If your child has a birthday coming up, consider donating a book to the Library!
NEW IN THE LIBRARY
Philip Pullman's long awaited return to His Dark Materials epic parallel world ... Volume One of the Book Of Dust finally arrived! We are so excited to have this on our shelves - it's sure to become a classic equally brilliant as his first three.
First there was Captain Underpants, then there was Super Diaper Baby and now Dav Pilkey brings us Dog Man. If these have the same appeal as the Captain, we will never see them on the shelves...
We have been searching for months for a good current affairs serial for kids and we think we have found it! Mrs Chan found this on a visit to the UK and we signed up for it right away. It's a great weekly overview of what's going on in our world, something all our older students should be reading.
The complete 2017/18 shortlisted titles - the only Children's Choice book awards in Hong Kong.
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