Storybook characters come to life
Matamata Primary School was abuzz with the likes of Frodo, Pocahontas and James Bond on Friday.
Friday marked the finale of the school’s book week, where students dressed up as a character from a book they treasure.
Principal Carolyn Osborne said the day reflected the enjoyment that children get out of books.
The students did a lot of reading and were visited by Australian author Roslyn Motter who reinforced the importance of reading. The school ran a book fair where families were able to donate books to the school and buy books.
‘‘We’re grateful for that because it adds a lot to our library and makes reading more exciting for children.’’
Event organiser Gemma Stevenson said the week was a success and the students really got into it. Wintec journalism student
took her camera to the capture some of the school to characters.
Furry creatures: Jack Tims as Spot, Keeley Temm as one of the three little pigs and William Mackenzie as a monkey.
Into character: Anna Currie as Pippi Longstocking, Meg Hazlett as a ghost, Brandon Bezuidenhout as Scooby Doo and Brodie Roonie as a pirate.
Book lovers: Tyler Hill as Spiderman, Lucy Allison as Saucepan Man and Ashley Luxford as Little Miss Woops.