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.