Book Week Parade
The Book Week Parade on Tuesday was a wonderful success.
Students and teachers dressed up as book characters and participated in the parade around the roundabout. Characters represented included Harry Potter and friends, Wally, various spies, pirates, queens, princesses and fairies. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was represented by the appearance of a Golden Ticket, and the Faraway Tree stood in the middle of it all. Mr Smith provided toe-tapping music to keep us moving, while Mr Foran seamlessly and capably stepped into the MC role.
Our Book Week celebration is designed to bring the importance of literature and reading to the forefront of the minds of our students. The character parade provides an atmosphere of fun and it emphasises the importance of books in our lives. During class time students have been encouraged to discuss their character and the book in which it was found. Sharing this information encourages classmates to try new books, too.
In the Library this term, we have been reading the short-listed books, discussing the messages they contain and voting for our favourite short-listed book. The variety of literature presented to students during this celebration week encourages them to try texts outside their usual choices. By the end of this term we will have looked at a broad range of short-listed Australian literature, including non-fiction, junior fiction and picture book texts.
Special thanks to all students, teachers and parents for the fantastic support of our Book Week celebrations. We had lots of fun. This might have been the “best Book Week ever".
Helen Kreeck and Deanne Elliss