to be Happy just clowning around for Book Week
FROM clowns to transformers and even police officers, Noumea Public School’s Book Week parade had it all.
In its 70th year, Book Week encourages all schools across the state to celebrate Australian books and authors.
This year the students were joined by Shalvey KU preschool and paraded their outfits in front of their friends and family, who joined them for morning tea afterwards.
Noumea Public School teacher Ian Jeffress said the response from students and their families was always overwhelming. “The kids love to get dressed up and the parents love watching, it is a great day with a great family atmosphere,” Mr Jeffress said.
Eight-year-old Manni Woolfenden had a special reason to celebrate this year. The Year 2 student spent time in hospital when he was younger and was often cheered up by clowns.
Mrs Woolfenden said Manni had dressed up as a clown from his favourite book The Clowns Around.
“Manni has loved clowns ever since he was in hospital, he just loved how happy they were all the time,” she said.