CHILDREN became their favourite literary characters last month as north coast schools celebrated Children�s Book Week.
The Children�s Book Council of Australia co-ordinated the week from August 22 to 28 to encourage reading.
St Andrews Catholic Primary School in Clarkson held a parade on August 24. Principal Fintan Archer said dressing up as favourite book characters was an opportunity to engage children in reading.
�It�s also a perfect time to find out about new, exciting books,� he said.
�Reading is the gateway to all learning.
�And if we can optimise interest in books at St Andrews, our students will gain even better results in all key areas.�
Yanchep Beach Primary School held its second �Drop everything and read� program on August 21, where students and grown-ups dressed up as their favourite book and story characters.
The school also raised $5005 through Book Week for its library.