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PR E PA R ATORY S C HO OL Postcards from everywhere: BookWeek Book Week this year was based on the theme “Escape to Everywhere”. To set the scene and gather some interest we put out the challenge for students to write a postcard from wherever they were holidaying in the mid-year three week break. It didn’t matter where students were holidaying, whether it be in their own backyard or in a far reaching country, we just wanted to hear from our students and read about their holiday adventures. We were absolutely thrilled and overwhelmed with the response as we received over 200 postcards from local locations, WA destinations, Australian landmarks and even a few amazing locations such as Disney Land, Ireland and Corsica. All 200 are proudly on display in the Preparatory School Library. There were many standouts. There was a beautiful card from one student who wrote of “exploring and reacquainting” himself with his own backyard. The postcard was incredibly creative and beautifully written. We also received multiple postcards from families who were travelling around and through Australia. It is believed the “Postcards from Everywhere” challenge became all-consuming for some families and rules had to be put in place to ensure the trip did not become secondary to the hunting and sending of postcards! In the words of one student, Dad put in place a