Ventura High School
All photos courtesy Ventura Unified School District
Ventura High School’s Reader’s Faire is a long-standing tradition organized annually by students in the 10th grade Honors English classes. VHS students write, illustrate and publish original children’s books, which they then share with elementary school students who attend an interactive celebration featuring storytelling, demonstrations, whimsically decorated stations and more. For more than four decades, this cherished event has captivated young minds and fostered a love of reading.
On Thursday, June 1, organizers of the 41st Annual Reader’s Faire welcomed more than 1,000 K-2 students, from both public and private institutions, for an afternoon of imagination, wonder and fun centered around the theme of “Through Time and Beyond.” The stories presented during the event featured characters who learn valuable life lessons and undergo personal growth as they progress on their adventures.
“Reader’s Faire creates leadership and community involvement opportunities while promoting creativity and growth within the writing skills of our Ventura High School participants,” said Ms. Mary Dietz, VHS English Teacher. “For our young guests, the event sparks creativity, empowerment, and an enduring excitement for reading and writing.”