St Dominics Newcastle celebrates World Literacy Day in style

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Magical worlds and imagination intertwine as books draw people away from their daily lives. New experiences, knowledge and valuable lessons, hidden within the pages of structured words.

The author, George R.R. Martin once said, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once.” His words resonating truth as a book transports a reader to an entirely new world.

With books and reading playing an instrumental role in our development, World Literacy Day is celebrated annually on September 8. This is a day which aims to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.

In the build-up to the day, St Dominics Newcastle designated Friday, August 30, as an opportunity for learners to dress up as their favourite fictional characters.

Mohammed Kader and Akhona Mtshali dressed as Dracula.

With the learners embracing the chance to dress up as their favourite characters, the school came alive with colourful characters. From characters found in horror novels, fantasy books and comics, the learners truly took advantage of the day to show how much wonder can be found in the pages of a good book.

Siphesihle Ndlovu dresses up as a character from the Goosebumps franchise.
Jade Pienaar dresses up as the Devil, while Megan Morgenrood dresses up Stephen King’s IT.
Tanita Fernandes and Erin le Roux dress up as bees from Maya the Bee.
Zama Khumalo dresses up as a Roman.
Minette Janse van Vuuren dresses up as Alice in Wonderland, while Natasha Friend comes as Waldo from Find Waldo.
Asma Karrim and Shazana Badloo.
Diyajna Somaru and Sarah Baney dress up as characters from the Mortal Instruments book franchise.
Sonia Raghuber dresses up as a character from the Harry Potter franchise.
Kosta is one of the Ghostbuster.

Well done to all the students and educators at St Dominics Newcastle, everyone looked amazing.

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