Book Week plenty of fun

Parent Nicky McGinniss with students Zac Ozhonga-Maslonski (Batman), Cael McGinnis (Buzz Lightyear), Cody Southern (army camouflage), Blair Hille (Jack and The Beanstalk), Adam Bellion (Spiderman) and teacher Shahid Jefcoate.
Parent Nicky McGinniss with students Zac Ozhonga-Maslonski (Batman), Cael McGinnis (Buzz Lightyear), Cody Southern (army camouflage), Blair Hille (Jack and The Beanstalk), Adam Bellion (Spiderman) and teacher Shahid Jefcoate.

Students and teachers dressed up as some of their favourite story characters on August 15 for Book Week.

Several real-life heroes, including police, firefighters, veterans, footballers, national park rangers, politicians and parents, joined in the Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) program to read books to students on the day.

‘This activity encourages all parents to visit their child’s class and share their favourite book with a small group of children,’ principal Matt Jarman said.

During the assembly, Mr Jarman told students the more they read, the better they would get at other skills, including writing, typing and swiping screens.

He said there had been overwhelming support for the school’s first book fair, raising funds that would go back to the library.