THE International School Brunei (ISB) places a strong emphasis on literacy and to foster a love of reading among its students, through events such as the Primary School’s Book Week.
All activities for this year’s celebration is based on the works of Dr Seuss, the prolific and well-loved children’s author.
It is not always well-known that some of his works may be considered sophisticated picture books designed for a more adult audience, for example, ‘The Butter Battle Book’, which is actually a representation of the Cold War.
The event was launched by class 6i during Friday assembly against a backdrop of colour with Truffula trees adorning the main entrance and wacky signposts pointing in all directions throughout the school.
Each day of the week has activities centred around a different Dr Seuss story. On Monday each student wore a wacky hat to school and the theme was “The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins”. Tuesday saw students having a Butter Battle experience while Wednesday’s events are based on “The Lorax”.
Things will reach a crescendo on Thursday when students will assemble in the hall for a ‘Wacky Wednesday on Thursday’ food experience, where nothing will be as it seems and students will have to spot numerous wacky changes around the school. As Friday is also Sports Day, Dr Seuss’s ‘Foot Book’ will naturally make an appearance.
“Only the first day and we’re having so much fun”, a student was heard exclaiming.?