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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS
World Book Day comes to life By Michael Potestio the herald
Students at Diamond Vale Elementary brought their favourite book characters to life in recognition of World Book Day on March 6. Diamond Vale teacher Becky Puterbough and her leadership students held a second hand book sale last Thursday and asked students to dress up as their favourite book characters. Books were sold for $1 each with all the proceeds going to support the purchase of books in sub-Saharan regions of Africa through the charity Book Aid. “We also want to promote reading for our students, and so this was a good way of them recycling their books while supporting another community as well,” Puterbough said in regards to the school’s reason for raising money for books as opposed to sending the secondhand books directly. Students from primary and secondary grades rummaged
through tables of books to pick out their desired reads. Students in the leadership group between Grades 5 and 7 held the sale. Diamond Vale Grade 7 leadership student Nyah Petrovitch helped collect the money for the used books in the library at lunch that day, and said their cause is important because reading is an important skill for all kids to know. “I think it’s great for kids all over the world to know how to read and read books because reading’s amazing and it’s just really good for you,” Petrovitch said. In total, the students donated about 300 books and sold more than 150 books between Thursday and Friday last week. The sale continued this week.
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Diamond Vale kindergarten students Phenix Hopkins (above) and Desiree Underwood (right) dressed as characters from their favourite books last week for World Book Day. Phenix dressed as the dragon from The Paper Bag Princess while Desiree dressed as a character from the Monster High series.
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March 13, 2014 edition of the Merritt Herald