A warm thank you to the lovely girls who came along to enjoy the fun at Book Club this week! 🙂 The theme of our activity was looking at picture books…to be inspired by the beautiful illustrations, in creating meaningful themes and stories. We took turns in sharing our favourite stories from childhood, while indulging on nibbles…and enjoyed reading a collection of picture books, with a storytelling session read by two students, “Kissed by the Moon” (by Allison Lester), and “My Two Blankets”– (by Irena Kobald) who both read wonderfully to the group! Afterwards, the girls paired up together to do a word-search competition of Classic Children’s picture book titles, to see which groups would complete the puzzle the quickest, before receiving a sweet Easter treat… (unsurprisingly, the chocolate Easter eggs vanished very quickly!) We hope you have found a good book to read over the holidays…but if you haven’t yet, or can’t decide what you’d like to read, then you can speak to one of the Learning Commons staff before you leave tomorrow afternoon and we’d be happy to help! It has been a fantastic start to the year this term, and we have enjoyed sharing the joys of reading with you! Wishing you all a wonderful Easter and a safe, happy holiday… Looking forward to seeing you all again next term! 🙂
We shared lots of fun together in Book Club last week… with over two dozen girls participating in our interesting quiz – “Which reading genre best suits your personality?” The creation of the quiz was designed to take a deeper insight into ourselves as individuals; to explore how that may connect to particular book genres that most appeal to our reading style. These were categorised into 5 groups: Romance/Love stories/Relationships/Drama,Mystery/Crime/Suspense/Thriller/Action,Fantasy/Paranormal/Magic,Dystopian/Apocalyptic/War/ and True Stories/Realistic fiction. The girls responded to a multiple choice selection of preferences and thought processes, some of which included visual pictures of paintings to represent feelings and emotions, together with personal topics; such as favourite hobbies/interests, school subjects, ideas of the world, beliefs, inspirations, wishes and aspirations. An answer sheet which counted the most popular responses circled revealed a particular genre! Some girls had more than one genre result, which identified that more than one genre appealed to them most…We found the results to be quite accurate too. The activity generated interesting discussion where we connected together with others… Giving us a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other better and what we like to read! Remember to come back for more Book Club fun next Wednesday at lunch time…We know that many of you are wondering what activity we are going to do next but for the moment it is still a surprise!! 🙂 See you soon!