Celebrating book powers

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
East Manjimup Primary School students Year 5 Damon Kay, Year 3 Mathew Crotty, Year 1 Jack Cook, Year 6 Levi Chapman, Year 1 Lincon Adam and Year 3 Frankie McCurdy were the first team to finish the Capes on a Quest activity and return with all the "Infinity Stones".
Camera IconEast Manjimup Primary School students Year 5 Damon Kay, Year 3 Mathew Crotty, Year 1 Jack Cook, Year 6 Levi Chapman, Year 1 Lincon Adam and Year 3 Frankie McCurdy were the first team to finish the Capes on a Quest activity and return with all the "Infinity Stones". Credit: Tari Jeffers

East Manjimup Primary School students were given a lesson last week as to the power of reading.

As part of Book Week activities, students across the year levels worked together in 30 teams in Capes on a Quest to celebrate the written word, comic books and superheroes on August 28.

Wearing capes they made throughout the week, students from different year levels were split into groups and tasked with uncovering clues to locate eight “Infinity Stones” hidden around the school.

Organised by the staff, the clues were modelled on comic books.

Deputy principal Bianca Prosser said planning for the whole-school activity began in term 2.

“We did a treasure hunt last year and we based this year’s event on that,” she said.

“This year’s theme is Reading is my Super Power, which is why we chose to do the hunt the way we did.”

Principal Michael Smith said he liked the idea of tying together pop culture, outdoor activity and books.

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