STUDENTS ESCAPE TO EVERYWHERE FOR BOOK WEEK
THE annual Book Week event was celebrated in style at Blackbutt State School’s library.
Staff and students really got into the spirit of this year’s theme Escape to Everywhere.
During the event, student competition work decorated the library and all students voted on their favourite entry from each class during their library lessons.
The celebrations culminated in a competition to dress up as a book character, with staff and students dressing as their favourite character under the escape theme.
Families were encouraged to take photos of students reading everywhere.
These photos were featured in a fun presentation as part of the school’s Book Week display.
As part of the week’s activities a special quiz was held, with students guessing the staff book characters.
Students just had to match the book character to the staff member.
There were so many to choose from – Fancy Nancy, Pocahontas, Tashi, Wolverine, Hush, Thelma Unicorn, Petrel, Blue Sheep, and The Book Fairy - to name a few.
Staff showed their dress- up flair with some truly creative costumes while life- size, cut- out staff characters decorated the library. Principal Gayle Williamson said the Book Week celebrations were an integral part of the school’s emphasis on reading.
“The celebrations were all about books and reading and gave our students the chance to shine at their reading knowledge while having fun at the same time,” Mrs Williamson said.
“Our library aide Mrs Kym Gormley, together with teacher aide Mrs Julie Payne, put in a massive effort to make this year’s Book Week a success.
“The week culminated with a staff and student book character dress- up parade in the school hall with some amazing costumes on display.”
Blackbutt State School students Slater Green and Naomi Jobson in costume for Book Week.
THE THREE AMIGOS: Justin Perrin, left, and Lewis Bishton, right, with a dress- up dummy of Year 5 teacher Keith Perrett.
Blackbutt State School Prep/ Year 1 teacher Shannon Wright.