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Little ‘Miss Fiji Sun’ Scoops Character Parade Award

Little ‘Miss Fiji Sun’ Scoops Character Parade Award
Adi Nailolo Vasiti Marawa, 8, of Lomary Primary School won the Best Character Parade costume in her class on August 5, 2018.
September 06
11:43 2018

Eight-year-old Adi Nailolo Vasiti Marawa wanted to wear something uniquely different from her classmates in this year’s Library Week’s character parade.

And so with the help of her parents, Vasiti paraded in her custom-made Fiji Sun newspaper attire complemented with the newspaper’s banner as her crown.

She won the Best Character Parade costume in her class at Lomary Primary School in Serua.

Vasiti hails from Navuloa Village in Bureta, Ovalau, and resides at Taunovo, near Pacific Habour.

Her mother, Ranadi Rabune believes that children can improve their reading skills by reading newspapers.

Ms Rabune said her daughter wanted her classmates and friends to know the importance of reading books, including newspapers.

In addition to this, as parents, they wanted her to wear something simple to create, cost effective and which would carry an important message.

“We like reading the Fiji Sun and we have also imparted this habit of reading newspapers to our children,” said Ms Rabune.

“For the past years, Vasiti has been taking part in character parade competitions during the Library Week. This year, Vasiti’s father and I decided to do something different; hence we came up with the concept of Miss Fiji Sun,” said Ms Rabune.

She believes the Fiji Sun newspaper is a widely read publication and adults and children alike can learn about the daily current affairs. This is an added boost to improving on English as their second language at home.

“We want to highlight that reading is not just important during Library Week, but also throughout the learning experience of children,” Ms Rabune added.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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