For the love of books

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A COL­LEC­TION of weird and won­der­ful char­ac­ters took to the streets of Chin­chilla on Fri­day when stu­dents let their imag­i­na­tions run wild to cel­e­brate Book Week.

In­spired by the theme, Es­cape to Every­where, Chin­chilla State School stu­dents dressed up as their favourite book char­ac­ters.

CSS prin­ci­pal Dale Mag­ner, aka Bat­man, said the week was a cel­e­bra­tion of lit­er­acy, which ig­nited the stu­dents’ pas­sion for read­ing.

A COL­LEC­TION of weird and won­der­ful char­ac­ters took to the streets of Chin­chilla on Fri­day when stu­dents let their imag­i­na­tions run wild to cel­e­brate Book Week.

In­spired by the theme, Es­cape to Every­where, Chin­chilla State School stu­dents dressed as their favourite book char­ac­ters.

In the weeks lead­ing up to the Book Week pa­rade, stu­dents col­lab­o­rated in class on choos­ing a favourite book to read and in­spire their cos­tumes.

CSS Prin­ci­pal Dale Mag­ner, aka Bat­man, said the week is a cel­e­bra­tion of lit­er­acy and ig­nites stu­dents’ pas­sion for read­ing.

“I’ve al­ways been a big fan of tak­ing it into the com­mu­nity and it’s about en­cour­ag­ing a love of lit­er­acy not only at school but at home,” he said.

“Stu­dents love it and love see­ing each oth­ers cos­tumes it was great to see their en­thu­si­asm... they get re­ally in­volved and par­tic­u­larly love see­ing their teach­ers dress up.

“The more pas­sion you can light in a stu­dent around read­ing, the more chance you have at them pick­ing it up and be­ing suc­cess­ful, we do what we can to en­cour­age and pro­mote a love of read­ing.”

PHOTO: JU­LIA BAKER

GONE WILD: CSS stu­dent Marni donned bright colours for Book Week.

PHOTO: JU­LIA BAKER

COLOUR­FUL CHAR­AC­TERS: Piper Martin dons yel­low feath­ers for the Chin­chilla State School Book Week pa­rade.

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