School brings books to life

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

Tawa School pupils out­did them­selves last Thurs­day in their an­nual Book Char­ac­ter Pa­rade.

Tintin was there, as was Kat­niss from The Hunger Games, and Wally from Where’s Wally? could oc­ca­sion­ally be spot­ted in the crowd.

Ev­ery child took a turn on the stage to the sound of whoops and cheers from their school­mates.

Be­cause the pa­rade co­in­cided with Hal­loween, there were plenty of vam­pires and witches.

Kaila Red­fern, 8, came as a vam­pire bat and even brought a sur­gi­cal bag of ‘‘blood’’ to sip from.

Pa­trick Al-Dagh­es­tani, 10, and Gabriel Daniels, 9, came dressed as them­selves: they are both char­ac­ters in a book they wrote. Too Much Beans is a comic book about a fart that ends up de­stroy­ing Asia, Gabriel said.

Eight pupils won book vouch­ers for their cos­tumes.

Leader of the pack: Michaela Stuart, 7, dressed as Saca­gawea.

She won a best dressed prize.

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