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One of the highly anticipated events of the school year, Book Week, is given its well-deserved recognition and celebration at Chatsworth International School every year. The significance of Book Week resonates down the whole school. Themed ‘Reading Unites Us’ this school year of 2023-24, the gamut of activities specially curated to appeal to the various age groups is aimed to inspire love of reading, bringing students closer to the world of books and strengthening the bonds among our community.

Highlights of Book Week Include:

Continuous Reading Chair
A new activity introduced this year, Chatsworth encouraged members of our community including parents to participate in a 15-minute silent reading on the Continuous Reading Chair. Non-stop reading of books of all kinds including newspapers and magazines, took place on two cosy chairs for the whole school day. It was heartening to see students joining the readers on the chairs for their daily dose of reading.

Author Visits
Best-selling authors were invited to provide talks to our students of the various year levels where such sessions enthuse students about reading and create opportunities for them to interact with the author. Students enjoyed meeting the authors in person and online, hearing first-hand from them about the books and topics written.

Mystery Readers
In our mystery reader sessions, Chatsworth parents and secondary students volunteered their time to read a story to the younger primary students, usually in the comfort of their homeroom. Mystery reading sessions are a great way to expose students to readers with different styles other than their homeroom teacher and build excitement for reading.

Book Drive & Book Exchange
At Chatsworth, school events like Book Week are also opportunities for service learning and good causes. A Book Drive to collect new, used or preloved books in good condition was held throughout the week. The books will be donated to Books Beyond Borders after they have been sorted out. The primary student council organised a Book Exchange, where students brought a book from home along with a small donation, in order to bring home another book they like. Funds raised go toward Room to Read, a non-profit organisation that aims to improve literacy and gender inequality in education.

Book Character Parade
Book Week culminated in a book character parade where students and teachers transformed themselves into all sorts of characters from the literary world. They paraded in fascinating costumes (many were spotted holding a book they have referenced to in their hands) to the cheers of the audience. Other exciting activities included door decorating competitions, stuffed toys sleepover for the early years, a book buffet, book reading challenge and more. With the whole school participating in a range of activities throughout the week it is easy to see how Chatsworth makes books and reading seriously fun and exciting!

Want to know more about how Chatsworth International School, which has won the Best IB School in Singapore and The Curriculum Awards (IB), inspires students to become their best selves, contact Admissions for a tour now.

Watch highlights of Chatsworth Book Week here

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