Book characters turn out in force
Geraldton’s schoolchildren donned the trademark outfits of their favourite literary, film, television show and computer game characters in celebration of Book Week last week, with clear favourites including Stormtroopers, Harry Potter, the Cat in the Hat and Minecraft zombies.
Parent creativity was unleashed with paper mache, cardboard cutouts, face paint and funky designs, bringing to life both timeless and contemporary novel and screen characters.
Staff participated in the fun too, arriving at schools dressed in outfits such as Shrek’s ogre wife Fiona, Ursula from The Little Mermaid and Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings.
Take a look at how the local primary school students celebrated Book Week.
Waggrakine Primary’s “Pippi Longstocking” and Maya Patience.
Oompa loompa doompety doo. Classmates at Mount Tarcoola Primary School and workers at Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory Mount Tarcoola “Oompa Loompas” Maddi Emery and Hailee Horsman.
Rangeway Year 1 students “Smurf” Michael Peters and Zakk Sutherland.
Allendale “Queen of Hearts” Matilda Barron and deputy principal “Tall Tiger” Chad Barnes.
Mount Tarcoola staff members with the book Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen. Kathy Taylor (the cow), Glenda Sibson (the donkey), Brodie Drage (the pig), Karen Batty (the sheep) and Charmaine Skipworth (the mouse).
Waggrakine “Alice in Wonderland” Jade O’Toole.
Mount Tarcoola “Gryffindor students” Abby Wilson, 8, Tristan Reyes 11, Willow Pusey, 9, and Sam Wilson, 10.
Rangeway’s Hayden Riches and Ben Perham.
Waggrakine “Tin Man” Marijke and “Scarecrow” Dakota Warse from the Wizard of Oz.
Rangeway “Little Red Riding Hood” Shayalina Khan and “Where's Wally” Eli Parfitt.
Allendale “villain Slappy the Dummy” Max Matthews.
Allendale “Jake the Dog” Kylisha Southwell.