School dresses up for Book Week

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - By CHE BAKER

Re­mark­ables Pri­mary School was filled with Harry Pot­ter char­ac­ters, pi­rates, and fairies on Fri­day as the stu­dents and staff dressed up as book char­ac­ters to mark the end of Book Week at the school.

Prin­ci­pal Deb­bie Dick­son, who dressed as Clifford the Big Red Dog for the day, said Book Week was an an­nual event for the school and was held to celebrate literature.

This year the school also fo­cused on de­vel­op­ing writ­ing skills.

Spe­cial guests also took part in­clud­ing chil­dren’s au­thor Brian Falkner, il­lus­tra­tor Bruce Pot­ter and Kyle and Mar­ion Mew­burn.

Falkner also helped se­lect the best-dressed stu­dents af­ter a lunchtime pa­rade on Fri­day.

Through­out the week the stu­dents learnt how au­thors work, had doo­dling ses­sions, took part in slo­gan writ­ing com­pe­ti­tions and held share a book with your buddy day.

A book fair was also held.

Re­mark­ables Pri­mary School stu­dents dressed as their favourite book char­ac­ters as part of the school’s Book Week last week. Kyra May­ers, 8, was Lit­tle Red Rid­ing Hood, Jack Smil­lie, 8, dressed a Ju­lian from the Fa­mous Five, Ed­ward Bodie-Healy, 8, dressed as a clown, prin­ci­pal Deb­bie Dick­son dressed as Clifford the Big Red Dog, Nyah Buck­ley, 5, dressed as a uni­corn and Lily Brown, 8, as Where’s Wally.

Photo: Che Baker

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