World Book Week kicked off with a very special guest. Local author Trevor Zahra met the Grade 9 students to talk about his books. At the moment they have Fuklar Qadim u Bnadar Imcarrta as a class reader and therefore they were very excited at the idea of meeting the author. In conjunction with the librarian, they also prepared a small Powerpoint presentation about one of the chapters in the book.
Seeing that this year's theme is A Picture and a Thousand Words, Mr Zahra placed special emphasis on the illustration of his books, which he does himself. He brought with him some samples of work he'd done and explained the various intricacies that such work entails.
At the end of his talk Mr Zahra was kind enough to sign books (and t-shirts sporting a logo in Maltese) for the students.
The younger students of the Junior Sector where on the other hand treated to story-telling sessions courtesy of Rita Antoinette Borg and Mikiel, the lovable mascot of Agenda Kids Club. The children were enthralled during the whole time and absorbed every single word. They simply loved looking at the big books and participating in the story as it unfolded. And after each session, they simply had to go and hug Mikiel and Ms Borg!