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Fiji Sun Newspaper Dress Wins Character Parade

It was a proud moment for Miyail Tatum when her daughter, Myisha Tatum, 9, won first prize during the National Library Week Character Parade at Indira Gandhi Memorial Primary School,
12 Sep 2015 09:07
Fiji Sun Newspaper Dress Wins Character Parade
Myisha Tatum, of Indira Gandhi Memorial Primary School in her Fiji Sun Costume.

It was a proud moment for Miyail Tatum when her daughter, Myisha Tatum, 9, won first prize during the National Library Week Character Parade at Indira Gandhi Memorial Primary School, Suva, yesterday.

Mrs Tatum made Myisha’s dress out of Fiji Sun newspapers which won her first prize for best costume.

“My daughter Myisha is a Year Five student at Indira Gandhi Memorial Primary School and she won the first prize for best costume parade,” she said.

“I am so happy and when she was announced the winner. I was shouting ‘go Myisha’.

“This year’s theme for national library week is Unlimited Possibilities at the Library and we thought of her getting a proper uniform, but then I thought about making a dress out of the Fiji Sun newspapers.

“I knew the other children will be dressed in other characters from story books and newspaper is also part of the library and we like reading the Fiji Sun.

“This morning when we went to school Myisha,  while wearing the dress made from newspapers,  was a bit shy because she thought that she is the only different from the other children.”

“But, when she won the first prize, she was very happy. At first when I told her, ‘I will make your dress out of newspapers, she was like mum, mum please not newspaper. She asked me what the newspaper has got to do with the library week character parade.

“I told her newspapers are always available in the library from old to current news and she will learn a lot from reading newspapers.

“When we buy Fiji Sun, Myisha reads them, but she does not know why she is reading them. Now she knows the importance of newspapers.”

In her speech, Myisha said, “Today I have chosen to dress in newspaper because it symbolises many characters in the Fiji Sun which brings many news, knowledge and insights to people.”

Feedback: shahani.mala@fijisun.com.fj



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