Creatures in the Library

Curious creatures of all sizes and dimensions have taken over our Library in honour of Book Week. Junior School students were invited to profile a creature or design their own along the Book Week theme of “Curious Creatures, Wild Minds”. Although the activity was not compulsory, the Library received a huge response from our young students.

Mrs Barbara Orrock, SGCS Librarian said:

It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm of the children for this activity. Many of the students worked on their “creature” during the holidays.

I liked the way the children interpreted the task in different ways. Some created curious imaginary creatures and some based their work on real creatures that have very curious features!

I also loved the different media that was used, from very careful, realistic pencil illustration on paper through to 3D models and dioramas. 

They will be on display in the Library until week 6. Some of the creatures will also feature at the Library Instagram page.   

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) was founded in 1945 with the aim of promoting Australian children’s literature. Since that time, each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books, and Australian authors and illustrators. Teachers and librarians conduct activities relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.