SCHOOL CREATES MAGIC
STEPPING into the Unity College library is like entering into a completely different world.
Book Week’s ‘Find Your Treasure’ theme inspired teachers and students to create a magical wonderland for children to explore and encourage more library time and reading.
Before entering the make-believe world students must walk the plank into a curtain.
Once inside it’s difficult to rest your eyes on just one place.
A shimmering waterfall acts as the back drop and plenty of nautical items littered the scene.
Unity College teacher librarian Jennifer Wilson said the idea is encompassed by Neverland.
“We took a bit of a leap with the theme to Peter Pan.
“All of the kids from Prep to Year 6 have contributed somehow with a craft activity,” said Ms Wilson.
Each year level designed an element of the display, such as hanging buntings, paper hearts, colourful parrots, mock rocks and pretend greenery and flowers.
Year 3 students Freyah, Ava and Maddison said their year level helped with the buntings.
“We did the little banners,” said Ava.
“One for each person,” Freyah said. The students explained there was a treasure hunt to celebrate.
“We got to run around and look for treasure, it was lots of fun,” said Maddison.
Ms Wilson said technology is apparent, but it’s still important to use libraries and read literature.
“We’re competing with the digital environment, so we’re trying to promote the physical book,” she said.
The display will remain until the last week of term, and for grandparents day later in the year - allowing the students to show off their creative efforts to their relatives.
LIBRARY TREASURES: Unity College Year 3 students Maddison, Ava and Freyah playing with their friends in the wonderland they all helped to create.