Book Week Celebrations at Guyra Central

03rd Nov 2020

This year Guyra Central School kicked off their Book Week celebrations a little early. We were very lucky to have Sophie Masson, an author or over 70 books who once lived in Guyra, and National Children’s Laureate Ursula Dubosarsky come to speak to some of the students. Sophie spoke to years 7 and 8 about her journey to becoming a writer and her writing process. Ursula spoke to Stage 3 about her role and her goal to get every child to join their local library. She also told students about one of her characters “the word spy” and went through some fun word activities.
The most colourful part of Book Week is always the Parade. Sadly we couldn’t have any guests attend this year but students and staff still went all out with amazing costumes. Luckily we didn’t have a best dressed competition as it would have been impossible for anyone to choose just one winner from each class. A big thank you to everyone who helped students get prepared.
We ran a Guyra Central School Book of the Year competition this year with all students invited to submit a book they had made themselves. It had been my intention to have a single winner in each category but every judge expressed a wish for everyone to win.
The award winning authors are: Early Stage One - Hugh Kliendiest and Elsie Post, Stage 0ne - Willson McElroy, Rose Gordon and Jessica Fletcher, Stage Two - Poppy Post, Billy, Elsa Kliendiest, Sammy Dowden and Lincoln Atkins, Stage Three - Caitlin Montague, Rose Kliendiest and Summer Tibbs.
The final book week activity was a colouring competition to find the budding illustrators among us. Another hard task but we managed to narrow it down to one winner per stage and a people’s choice award picked by secret judges.
The winners were Charlotte Perrett, Tae Tae Torrens, Bethany Small, Stevie McElroy and Clee Beechey.
Tracey Condrick

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