Vunilagi Book Club Christmas Get Together a huge success
Written by Alex Elbourne on December 13, 2023
The Vunilagi Book Club were featured in our LegendFM SM-Experience 2 years and we have been silently cheering them on as they have grown from strength to strength.
A grey morning at USP lower campus was brightened with the sounds of children’s laughter, play, and music on Saturday 25th of November as Vunilagi Book Club descended upon its grounds with books, food, drinks, and sporting equipment.
Preparations were underway to celebrate another year of reading adventures and the children were excited! The morning began with a speech from chief guest Mr Solomone Rabuli from Selfless Fiji who encouraged the children to persevere through life’s challenges and keep doing their best because he faced similar struggles as a child but is now a successful person because he never gave up.
The children then broke into their dance groups performing energetically throughout the morning with the support of our MCs Tyrone Thomas and Joana Ravono from FM96. This was followed by songs led by Epeli which included a moving farewell song to Mariana which she greatly appreciated.
Afterwards, the children ran out and played volleyball, rugby, and a number of fun racing activities before returning into the fale where they ate pizza, fruits, cookies, cake, and drank up some refreshing juice.
Following tradition, the Vunilagi team gave out Christmas gifts consisting of books to the children who were safely returned home in a shuttle van.
Vunilagi would like to acknowledge and thank the following people for their support and contributions:
Tyron Thomas – FM96
Joana Ravono – FM96
Suzanne Turaganiwai – USP
Solomone Rabuli – Selfless Fiji
Luisa – Selfless Fiji
Lidia Hugentobler YWAM
Ethan Schulze YWAM
Keziah Cummins YWAM
It was a fun morning to close 2023 activities, once again showing that books open up many doors to interactive learning through which information can be creatively shared to inspire our young members!
A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The Vunilagi team wishes all our young members a safe school holidays and we look forward to more reading adventures in 2024!
If you think your child is interested in joining check out the details on their website here: Events | Vunilagi Bookclub
If those dates work for you or even if you want to volunteer please follow this link: Vunilagi Reading Calendar 2024 (google.com)