The library held a Reading Week from 3rd to 5th May. This year’s focus was STEAM. There was a wide range of activities about reading and science.
To commence our week, we were honoured to have invited Ms Maureen Tai, the 2023 Youth Literature Festival project manager, to teach our junior form students to make use of their smartphones to write. She also shared with our senior form students her valuable first-hand experience as a writer. The students benefited greatly from Ms Tai’s sharing.
On the same day, we also held a natural tie-dyeing workshop, allowing students to experience using natural kitchen waste including onion skins for tie-dyeing. Students processed pure white handkerchiefs or eco-bags and dyed them with colours through cooking.
To continue our science and reading adventure, a Leaf Skeleton Bookmark Workshop was held the next day. Students carefully removed the cells from leaves to make unique bookmarks. In addition, there was a Paper Carving Decorative Light Making Workshop. Students were invited to make a three-dimensional paper sculpture lamp with an LED light inside. A book week would never be complete without a book fair! We collaborated with Commercial Press to hold a two-day book fair for students to bring their favourite books home at a discount!
A scientists’ contribution exhibition was held on the last day to make our Reading Week even more educational. The exhibition displayed some famous scientists’ major contributions and theories, such as Einstein, Marie Curie, Edison and Darwin. Students could also take photos with the human-shaped standees of their favourite scientists.