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School celebrates Book Week

HIS Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah participated in the activities of the annual Book Week celebrated in Jerudong International School (JIS) recently.

Highlighting the importance of books, reading and writing, JIS had a number of exciting activities planned throughout the week, including special lectures by invited authors, a Skype session for Year 7 students with British novelist Julia Golding and discussions with this year’s Book Week guest, award-winning author and Everest Summiteer Matt Dickinson.

“When I look back at my Everest experiences, the adventurers I’ve worked with, one thing becomes very clear. People I worked with and the people I love to be with, they are people who have pretty crazy dreams. I like that, I think it’s pretty interesting,” said Dickinson.

At his lunchtime lecture, Matt Dickinson explained, “The more adventure you put into your life, the more successful you’ll be in any part of your life, because you’ll learn more about yourself, you will have the ability to test yourself, push yourself a little bit out of your comfort zone and that will help you to gain confidence in every single field.”

Meanwhile, Head of English Faculty at JIS Juliet Cooke said, “While students study books throughout the year at JIS, Book Week is an essential opportunity to bring books alive and see writers in action.

ABOVE & BELOW: His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah participated in the activities of the annual Book Week celebrated in Jerudong International School (JIS) recently. A week highlighting the importance of books, reading and writing, JIS had a number of exciting activities planned throughout the week, including special lectures by invited authors, a Skype session for Year 7 students with British novelist, Julia Golding and discussions with this year’s Book Week guest, award-winning author and Everest Summiteer, Matt Dickinson. – PHOTOS: FIZAH HAB

ABOVE & BELOW: His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah participated in the activities of the annual Book Week celebrated in Jerudong International School (JIS) recently. A week highlighting the importance of books, reading and writing, JIS had a number of exciting activities planned throughout the week, including special lectures by invited authors, a Skype session for Year 7 students with British novelist, Julia Golding and discussions with this year’s Book Week guest, award-winning author and Everest Summiteer, Matt Dickinson. – PHOTOS: FIZAH HAB

“Our visiting authors inspire our young people to use their imagination and creativity in their own writing and develop a lifelong love of reading.” Prior to Book Week, Junior and Senior students read relevant books in preparation for the visiting authors they are meeting in Book Week.

“This year, JIS Junior School welcomed award-winning storyteller, Roger Jenkins, who shares predominantly Asian tales to young readers from a wide range of ages from the Reception class up to Year 4.”

International award-winning storyteller, Jenkins said, “By choosing age-appropriate stories, making them very interactive, the kids get to participate and enjoy that.

“What I really enjoyed is that it’s very intimate, telling stories in the library, I can really have the question and answer response,” said Jenkins.

Head of Libraries at JIS Karli Downey added, “Book Week is the showcase event for the Library and English faculties.

“It allows the whole school to highlight the importance of reading in a fun and imaginative way and really gets the whole community thinking and discussing books they have read, or on their wish list to read.

“It was wonderful to witness some incredibly creative costumes from our students.”

Borneo Bulletin | Fizah HAB | March 23, 2019