As an introduction to this year’s Book Week, Dingli and Zabbar A Primary schools organised an online story telling session. Twin sisters, Mrs E. Galea and Mrs. P. Lombardo, the heads of the respective schools, read a story from the book Is-Serduq tar-Razzett which was written by their late father Anthony Spiteri. The book has been recently published by the National Literacy Agency and the story was read online to all the students of both schools.
During the powerpoint presentation, it was mentioned that even though there is the factor of distance between the two schools, this activity was still possible because it was organised online. Both heads stressed the importance of reading daily. They also spoke about how much they enjoyed themselves when as young girls, their father used to read to them his own stories. While when they grew up and became mothers themselves, they used to read these stories to their own children. Moreoever they said that they still like to read daily and also how they used to and still like to write various stories themselves. Important information such as the author’s name, biography and blurb were also pointed out to the students. Both sisters pointed out that there was always a lesson to be learnt from their father’s stories.
Other activities will be organised by both schools throughout the whole Book Week. The aim of all these activities is to instill the love for reading in our students.