Virtual Literacy Celebration
Both Primary and Secondary School students have participated in a range of virtual literacy-focussed activities framed to celebrate our collective love of reading and highlighting the importance of literature in our daily lives! For our Primary School students, three popular events from past literacy weeks (the Continuous Reading Chair, Pyjama Day and Hot Cocoa & Cookie Storytime) were merged into a Literacy Week Special. Via livestream, students tuned into the 8 hour Continuous Read-Aloud Chair, listening to stories read aloud by HKA faculty and staff. Students were invited to be comfy in their pyjamas and have hot cocoa and cookies on hand to enjoy as a special story time treat. Secondary School students engaged in an afternoon of Literacy Celebrations under the Motto "HKA's Got (Book) Talent". They showed these talents by creating book trailers, read-alouds, songs & raps, book recommendations and more and sharing these with the wider community via dedicated Padlets. The event also had a livestreamed opening ceremony as well as a live-streamed celebration that highlighted some of the entries submitted over the course of the afternoon.