In Secondary School, we understand the importance of reading both for academic purposes and for pleasure. Reading not only helps to develop our literacy skills and provide us with important information but it also helps to stimulate our imagination and our creativeness. We encourage parents to read with their children for 15 minutes a day and encourage students to read for an additional 30 minutes independently. Reading literature from different genres, such as science fiction, crime, horror and adventure, and non-fiction texts, such as autobiographies, travel writing and news articles all help to broaden students’ vocabulary, improve their general knowledge and of course refine their reading skills.
World Book Day in Secondary School is about the student body coming together and sharing their favourite books, poems and plays, and celebrating literature both old and new from around the world. It gives students the opportunity to have a creative outlet through written, spoken and artistic tasks. This year, Secondary School students are invited to come dressed in costume as their favourite book character. Students can dress as characters from English language books or a character from a text in their native tongue. Pictures will be posted on the NAISAK Facebook page and the winner will be judged the following day. We look forward to seeing the creative flair of our students and their interpretations of their chosen character. As part of the World Book Day celebrations, throughout Reading Week, we will also be launching a competition in collaboration with the Visual Arts department where we hope to see students use their creative design skills to share their love of literature.