ST Cuthbert’s Catholic School was awash in a sea of fictional characters when its students dressed up as their favourite book characters for the school’s Book Week parade.
Organised by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, Book Week (20-26 August 2016) is Australia’s longest-running children’s festival and provides an opportunity to foster a love of reading among children.
After showcasing their creations at the parade, the kindergarten to grade six students were acknowledged with awards for the creativity and authenticity of their costumes.
Also making an appearance at the parade were 20 crayons from the popular children’s book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’, which were individually made by a number of staff members.
Following the parade, parents and grandparents were invited to read with the children and share their love of the pastime.
Caption: From left, grade one students Izak Szkup, James Wright and Lachlan Pursell bring their favourtie storybook characters to life during Book Week at St Cuthbert’s Catholic School.