The art of Book Week

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Students and their Book Week art work.20 August 2019

Art has been a focus for students at Our Lady of Lourdes School, Bayswater, for this year’s Book Week.

In the lead-up to Book Week, students have been creating artwork which explores themes featured in books for young people. ‘This year has been really special because our amazing art teacher Jo Sheffield has been leading each class through mindful art projects linked to the CBCA shortlisted books’, said the school’s Learning & Teaching Leader, Brendan Williams.

The artwork is just part of the way the school is celebrating books and reading. Along with activities throughout the week, the school will hold their Book Week parade later this week to connect students and their families to books. ‘Book Week is a major event in our school each year, where students, staff, parents and grandparents all come together to celebrate a shared love of literature’, said Brendan.

For Year 3 students William and Mila, Book Week is a time of celebration in the school. ‘I like Book Week because I get to dress up as characters from my favourite books. I think it’s important because it encourages kids to read’, said William. ‘I like Book Week because you get to find new and interesting books’, said Mila, ‘and it’s important because you learn more by reading books’.

The Children’s Book Council of Australia has been promoting the work of Australian authors and illustrators for over 70 years. The 2019 Book of the Year Awards were announced last Friday.