Students discover the joy of reading

Monday September 11, 2017 Written by Published in Local
Apii Te Uki Ou junior students brought in loads of books for “swap-a-book” day. 17090801 Apii Te Uki Ou junior students brought in loads of books for “swap-a-book” day. 17090801

As part of literacy week at Apii Te Uki Ou, this week students focused on the importance of reading books.


Literacy week is recognised internationally and has been celebrated on September 8 every year since 1966.

The aim of Literacy week is to emphasise the great importance of literacy to individuals, society and communities.

Apii Te Uki Ou students have taken part in many activities this week that have been created with the incentive to enhance literacy within the school.

Teacher Chanel Prasad said English was a very significant language, spoken throughout the world.

“It is important for the students to be educated in speaking English and enhance their literacy.”

On Wednesday the students took part in “swap-a-book” where they brought all sorts of children’s books from home and swapped them with each other. Prasad said the students got fully involved and enjoyed the swap-a-book experience.

The students also had a great deal of fun when they did “buddy reading”.

Prasad said the senior students paired up with the junior students and read books each other.

The founder of Apii Te Uki Ou Jessie Sword directed the school with a central focus on literacy and English.

“It is great that our school is still enhancing literacy within the students,” Prasad said.

 The school of 212 students, took part in other activities this week such as a book quiz, colouring competition, clue finding games and other book related games.

Yesterday the school ended the week with Book Character Day where the students and teachers dressed up in their favourite book characters.

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