South Burnett Times - - SOUTH BURNETT SCHOOL NEWS -

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.

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