Book Sale

As part of relocating the school library, it was discussed that it this would be an opportune time to have a prune of some of our older books.  With thanks to Melissa Martin and some great help from the Pakenham library staff, we had a good clear out of some of our older books.  It was decided to give these books out to our students.  That’s where it became interesting…

When I told the grade 5/6 students about this, they suggested that we have a book sale instead.  This could raise some extra money for the Boardgames Group that meets at some lunchtimes at school.  Andy supported this idea and so the preparations began…

Pricing the books was interesting.   The students estimated that we could make about $5,000 from the sale.  When I pointed out that this would require each child in the school bringing $50 to spend, we quickly readjusted our estimate.  The books had to be sorted, students made posters to advertise the event and SRC’s spoke to classes.  We had a ‘television ad’ at Assembly.  All in all, it was very good learning for the class. Book Sale

On the day, the students were very active in assisting younger students make their purchases.  Every child in the school got something to take home, even those who forgot to bring money on the day.  Also, we made just over $200 to buy some much-needed resources for the school.

Book Sale 2Thanks to our students for organising the event.  Thanks to our parents for supporting this; I’m sorry for the short amount of notice about this event, but, as you can see, it was a student led initiative that was good to support.  And it was a win-win: we can read more books and play more games!