Holidays: A good book and a lie-in

Saturday July 11, 2020 Written by Published in Education
Apii Nikao students look forward to more new books for their school. 20071011 Apii Nikao students look forward to more new books for their school. 20071011

Cooks kids will have plenty to read with a gift of 1600 books – sent over from New Zealand in banana boxes.

Yesterday was the last day of the school term and Apii Nikao students are excited to be spending time with families and friends.

For Akaora Teapa, she loves reading and her favourite books include horror stories like Goosebumps.

At the moment she says she is reading a chapter book series called Wings of Fire.

While she says she maybe going through her story books this school break, she will mostly be visiting her families.

For Ava Holten, she will be sleeping in, spending time with the family and relaxing and if she were to pick up a book it would be her comics.

“Yes, I love reading, I like reading comic books and this school holiday I’ll sleep in.”

But students of Apii Nikao can also look forward to the return of the school term on July 27, after two New Zealand Rotary Clubs teamed up to support the school with new fiction and non-fiction books.

Wānaka Sun reports thatnew books were purchased for the Apii Nikao school library and two pallets of quality second-hand books, to be used in Lilliput libraries in the villages, to be shipped to the Cook Islands.

Rotary Club Wānaka’s foundation committee director Nicola Brown said there were about 40 banana boxes of books on each pallet holding about 1,600 books.

School principal Elizabeth Kapi said her school’s parent-teachers association was excited to receive the generous donation.

“On behalf of all our students, teachers and school community, meitaki maata for this wonderful gift,” Kapi said.

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