Fun dress-up day promotes literacy

Friday September 18, 2015 Written by Published in Education
Grade 6 students showed off a weird and wonderful range of attire at the fun event. Grade 6 students showed off a weird and wonderful range of attire at the fun event.

It seemed almost as though The Avengers of movie fame had assembled for a mission.

 

But these ‘avengers’ were of the harmless variety and their mission was to win the top prize at St Joseph School’s character parade.

On Friday last week children dressed up in their favourite comic superheroes among other colourful characters and dazzled the small crowd who gathered to watch, including former Miss Cook Islands Teuira Napa

The parade brought down the curtains on the school’s literacy week which included a variety of events.

St Joseph School principal Kathy George-Nubono said the parade was the final event in a week-long literacy programme.

A number of activities held throughout the week encouraged the children to read.

George-Nubono said the children had come dressed in the characters they loved from the books they had read.

“This wraps up the literacy week which we hold every year. We have different themes and this year, it was about choosing the characters.

“The teachers also dressed up and throughout the week we encouraged them to carry books to encourage the children to read.”

George-Nubono said integrating fun activities was the best way to get the children into learning and reading.

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