Students in Grades K-6 at Ecole Heritage were in costume on April 23, participating in ‘Journeé mondaile du livre et du droit d’anteur’ or ‘World Book Day’.
“They relate to the characters and they’re intrigued in reading the collection, that series of books, or they want to read more from that author or genre of books,” says Genevieve Nicolet, the librarian/secretary for Ecole Heritage. The student council organized this event.
Students honoured the characters and authors of the books they read by dressing up in costumes accordingly.
Each grade assembled in the cafeteria and Joel Lavoie talked to each student about what book they read and who their character was that they dressed up for.
The characters evident in the cafeteria were from the ‘Harry Potter’ books, C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ books, DC Comics and others. Prizes were awarded in each grade.
This is the first year for this activity at Ecole Heritage, and Nicolet is pleased with the students’ participation.
“It was definitely a big hit,” she says, “and it’s something we want to do again next year.”
World Book Day is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright.