Step into Stories with New Hanover Prep
“So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall.” — Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Using children’s literature, teachers at New Hanover Prep help their classes through difficult situations, enable individual students to transcend their own challenges, and teach students to consider all viewpoints, respect differences, and become more self-aware.
Fluttering in the breeze on our school verandas are colourful kites designed by each child. To these kites, bows are added for books that have been read. Upon exceeding their target, and reading over 1500 books over the last three months, the children were given the opportunity to dress up as different characters found in legends, fables and fairy tales as well as those from books written by Shakespeare, Dr Seuss and Roald Dahl. As a treat, they also spent some lessons on interactive games on the sports field.
Books are indeed nurturing, self-affirming, and life changing -“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”
Tristan Wolhuter, Benjamin Hough, Calvin Freese and Joshua De Villiers, Some of the Grade Threes, dressed up as characters from legends from around the world.
Christen Scheuer, Tersha Pitout and Caroline Woerner, from grade Five, dressed up as the three witches from one of Shakespeare’s classics.