Dress-Me-Up Book Character Contest
The Library Department celebrates the Library and Information Services Month this November. Coinciding the event is the 82nd National Book Week with a theme, “Today’s Readers: Inclusivity in Diversity”. The Elementary Library has different activities on reading and other library related contests in support of the reading and literacy campaign among the students. Some of the activities were the Coloring Contests for Grades 1 to 3; NBW Book Fair; the ‘Book-into-Short Film’ events; Storytelling session; and the ‘Meet-and-Greet: Geronimo Stilton’ activity.
The highlight of this year’s celebration is the Dress-Me-Up Book Character Parade/Contest held on November 17, 2016. There were 28 representatives from Gr. 1, 15 participants from Gr. 2 and 8 Book Lovers’ Club members who dressed up in their favorite book character. At the start of the program, it was emphasized to the audience that the students in their costumes are just fictional characters.
These characters were created based on the imagination of the author, made from imaginary events and people. The participants walked around the quadrangle amidst the cheers of their schoolmates. After which the parade continued to the Preschool Department where they were welcomed by excited pupils and school personnel. It was a fun-filled morning for everyone; students, faculty and even parents. The participants brought life to the characters they just meet in books, whether in serious or just pleasure reading. Truly, the library is not only building collections of books, but also a community of readers and lifelong learners.
The following winners received a certificate and a book from Scholastic: Princess Tiu Gr. 1 – Dahlia as Rapunzel Julian Kaven Uy Gr. 1 – Jasmine as Geronimo Stilton Chelsea Louise Tan Gr. 1 – Lily as Madeline Jana Mitzie Chua Gr. 1 – Rose as Tinkerbell Ethan Tan Gr. 2 – Chico as Bumblebee Ethanne Ross Lontok Gr. 2 – Mango as Elsa of “Frozen” Keiji Lo Gr. 2 – Atis as Wolverine Austin Rubio Gr. 6 – Love / Book Lovers’ Club member as Wolverine Over-all Winners: Shawn Hernandez Gr. 1 – Lily as the Man in a Yellow Hat of “Curious George” Marco Miguel Kua Gr. 2 – Atis as Bobba Fett of “Star Wars”