Celebrating and Safeguarding the Beauty and Wonder of Our Planet
The 23rd of April is an important date for world literature as the great writers, Miguel de Cervantes, William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died on this day in 1616. This day is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.
The week-long event is an annual celebration of books written for young people, and hopes to inspire a love of reading. Schools, libraries, and communities across the country host numerous events and activities that connect readers with books and celebrate the joy of reading.
To inspire a love of reading, during this scholastic year Żabbar Primary A planned two weeks of activities related to reading that spanned across the whole school. These activities, which were held from Monday the 29th of April till Friday the 10 th of May involved every pupil, from the three-year-olds in the kindergarten classes to the 7 year-olds in the Year 2 classes.
All the reading initiatives held during this week focused on teaching our little ones about nature and the things they can do to protect the environment. The books that were chosen explained how precious our planet is and what we can all do to make a difference.