Cayman Prep’s Book Week full of character

Students and staff went all out bringing books and literature to life at Cayman Prep’s recent Book Week.

This year’s theme for the event, which ran from March 14 to 18, encouraged children to enjoy stories and poems from around the world.
A variety of literary themed events during the week included storytelling from parents and teachers and a “Reading Breakfast with Dads” (though mums were on hand too).

On the ever-popular Character Day held on March 16, many children and staff dressed up as their favorite storybook character.

Children in the Junior School enjoyed a “virtually live creative writing workshop” with author Jacqueline Wilson. In addition, as part of the week’s activities, the PTA organized the annual “Read-a-Thon,” where family and friends pledged money to students for each page read during the week.

“I liked doing the buddy reading with Kindergarten,” Ricardo Reis of 2P said.

“My favorite part of Book Week was when we read to the little ones in year 1 because they brought us books to read to them,” 3C student Alex Hare said. “One of them brought a book on Egypt and we are learning about Egypt so I read it to him. My second favorite thing was when we were allowed to dress up.”

Student Gage Oelschlager of 4P liked the link between Commonwealth Day and Book Week, and Sam Dakers in 6H enjoyed the reading challenge.

“Book Week has been really fun. It was great to calculate how much you can read in your spare time and dressing up as your favorite book character,” said Sam.

The Character Day was a big hit with students.

“I like Book Character Day because I like looking at the different costumes,” said 1C’s Cassidy Coles.

“I felt I was a real ‘Hello Kitty’ and it made me run fast. It made me run like a cat!” said Toni Wagner in KgH.

Added Aalijah Cole of 5P, “I liked Character Day because we got to dress up and we brought in our own books to share. It was really fun!”