What A Week!

The Book Week Round Up

It was a marvelous medley of madness on Monday morning last week... goodness, who didn't we see? We were blown away by the costumes and it was really the best we have seen yet. Peak School students and parents outdid themselves with imaginative, bookish, and wonderful character costumes. And the teachers! Words are not enough, you need to see the pictures... It was an outstanding effort from all.

You can take a look at all the wonderful costumes in all their glory in the collection of photos we have posted on the school website. Click on the on link below.

The Authors

D. E. A. R. : Drop Everything And Read

Every day at 12:20 the alarm at Peak School sounded. Was it a fire drill? Was it lock-down? No! It was Drop Everything And Read. All students had to stop what they were doing and read a book for 10 minutes. We visited some of the classrooms around the school to see what was going on...
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The Book Sale

It was just slightly less than bedlam in the lower playground the day Fields came and set up the Book Sale, but I think we managed crowd control and everyone who brought money in was able to purchase a book! It is so gratifying as a Librarian to see so many children mad for the chance to choose their own book to buy ...
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Library Open House Coffee Morning

It was great to see some parents come in and take advantage of our Open House Coffee Morning. It gave us a chance to really speak to individuals about what their children are reading, how to get them inspired and just take a look around the collection.

Many parents don't realise that they can create their own account and borrow. Also there are many Parenting books in a special section that parents are welcome to borrow.

You don't need an Open House Coffee Morning to come in and visit - just pop your head in and if there are no classes in the Library we are happy to show you around!

The Competitions

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The students really love this part of Book Week. We had some great competitions in the Library to keep everyone occupied at lunchtime and at home after school!

So here we go, in no particular order...

Poetry Winner: Alex Williams, 6M

'The Otter Who Liked Harry Potter'

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Poetry Runner-Up: Dorika Papp, 5B


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Cover Art Winner: Macy Man, 3M

'Commotion In The Ocean'

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Cover Art Runner Up: Sana Bijlani, 3R

'Sana, The Mathematician Fairy'

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Story Sack Winner: Gali Leung, 6A

A representation of 'Fortunately, The Milk' by Neil Gaiman

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Story Sack Runner-Up: Jaiman Gupta, 5B

A representation of 'The Land of Stories', by Chris Colfer

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Extreme Reading Winner: Charlie Richley, 3M

Reading extremely in and around Hong Kong!

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Extreme Reading Runner-Up: Nara Michie, 2R

'Closet Reader'!

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Book Trailer Winner: Georgia De Rosa, 5B

'Pig Heart Boy', by Malorie Blackman

Pig Heart Boy Book Trailer
Book Trailer Runner-Up: Aki Tanaka and Natalie Pang 4D

Treasure Hunters, by James Patterson

Treasure Hunters Book Trailer

Library Bag Design Competition

Because this is such an important one, we are still judging all the excellent entries that we received and we are hoping to announce the winner before the Easter holidays. Watch this space and we will let everyone know in our next Newsletter the lucky (and talented) student who will have their design printed on the Peak School Library bags.

We must mention the fabulous initiative from Class 5B who proposed an alternative to brand new bags. We often talk a lot about reducing waste, recycling and reusing. But how many of us are really dedicated to putting our words into action? How many of us would use a recycled bag instead of a nice shiny new Library Bag used from new product? Well a number of students entered their ideas for recycled library bags using old Peak School kit or cushion covers from home. Here are their entries which all deserve recognition.

Tanya Khanduri

Ashley Bertagnoli

Anaya Rao

Victoria Kind

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But that's not all!

If the excitement of Book Week wasn't enough, on the 24th March we invited US author David Schwartz to come and speak to some of the Year groups about his amazing maths books. He delighted the children by counting tens of thousands of popcorns. He really did show them How Much Is A Million! David's books can be found and purchased at the Book Depository.
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.... and so that's a wrap

Only 365 more sleeps to the next one!

The Library Team

Liz, Rosheen and Claudia