Pupils parad­ing off the page

Central Leader - - News - By Lisa Sloan

A visit to Monte Ce­cilia School last Fri­day was like step­ping into the pages of a sto­ry­book.

Char­ac­ters rang­ing from Pippi Long­stock­ing, As­terix and Su­per­man to frogs, a white witch and In­di­ana Jones showed off their best moves in a pa­rade around the play­ground. The event was the cul­mi­na­tion of book week which ran from June 9 to 13.

Chil­dren dressed up as their favourite book char­ac­ter and com­peted for prizes such as fun­ni­est, most orig­i­nal, scari­est, and best homemade cos­tume.

They danced, per­formed tricks and en­joyed be­ing some­one else for the day. Win­ners were re­warded with books and the chance to pa­rade around the play­ground one last time.

Jes­sica Dasent, 8, dressed up as Charm from the Mor­ris Gleitz­man book Toad Rage.

She says the book pa­rade is a great event for all chil­dren at the school.

“We were a bit nerv- ous get­ting up in front of all of those peo­ple but it’s a time to re­ally en­joy your­self and just have fun,” she says.

“I re­ally love books and read­ing is a great way for me to chill out and just dive into a story.”

The over­all win­ner of the pa­rade was Alice Murray as the White Witch of Nar­nia.

Photo: JA­SON OXENHAM

In char­ac­ter: Monte Ce­cilia School pupils, from left: In­dia Pater­son, 10, So­phie Arnold, 10, Jes­sica Dasent, 8, and Jack­son Sture, 8, won prizes in the school book pa­rade.

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