Week casts spell over school

Students in their costumes for Book Week.                  www.communitypix.com.au   d442175
Students in their costumes for Book Week.         www.communitypix.com.au d442175

Some old favourites and newcomers made their way to the school as students dressed up for the annual parade to show off their costumes.

White Gum Valley�s Maureen French said popular costumes included Billy B Brown, Star Wars and Harry Potter characters, as well as lots of princesses and witches.

�The students love it, any opportunity to dress up and they have to bring in the book their character features in, so they share their text with their classmates,� she said.

�Research shows the more children read and are read to, the better readers they will become.

�My grandmother always told me that if you have a good book you always have a friend and will never be lonely and this is so true.

�We want children switched on to reading, so it opens up new worlds and experiences to them.�