Sto­ry­book char­ac­ters come to life

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

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