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On same page: Cougar Raphael, left,Christine Bantow, Megan Stenson and Seth Ali enjoy some time out from technology at Patterson River Secondary College. Picture: Yanni

On same page: Cougar Raphael, left,Christine Bantow, Megan Stenson and Seth Ali enjoy some time out from technology at Patterson River Secondary College. Picture: Yanni

STUDENTS at Patterson River Secondary College are facing a ban on technology in school this week but it not a punishment for any misdemeanour.

The ‘ban’ on mobile phones, iPads and laptops in the school library is a way for students to rediscover the joy of the printed word on the page during the Children’s Book Council organised Book Week (22-25 August) in partnership with state government.

The week, dubbed ‘Lit Fest’ at Patterson Secondary, will be an interesting technology separation experience for some students who have known nothing else than a time when reading on glowing screens is prevalent.

‘Stories around the campfire’, a competition matching teachers with their favourite books and collaborative story writing activities as part of book making fun will be part of Book Week at the school.

See cbca.org.au/book-week-2016 for further information on Book Week and activities for school students.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 24 August 2016

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