SECLUDED in the reserves of Bua Province between the borders of Cakaudrove and Bua, Ratu Emeri Catholic Primary School launched their library week last Friday.
School head Tomasi Kunau said even though the national library week had finished the previous week, it would not stop the school from celebrating the important event.
"We could not celebrate the library week last week due to commitments that we were engaged in," he said.
"Reading is an important part of any child's education and this is the reason that the school staff with the school management decided that it is only befitting that we celebrate this important event in order to foster in our students the importance of reading.
"Since the inception of the school in 1973, this is the first time that we are ever celebrating library week in the school and it is an honour to have the support of the school management and villagers of Nakorovou, Kilaka and Nadivakarua.
"Students around Fiji may have already finished celebrating their library week but we here in Ratu Emeri will ensure that this is celebrated in our school even though we have missed out," said Mr Kunau.
Students attended the celebrations at the school dressed up in story book characters before a formal celebration at the Ratu Emeri School hall which was attended by villagers too.
Kilaka villager Epineri Vula said parents in the three villages seemed to be more excited about the program since it was the first time it was being held at the school.