This year’s Book Week theme was Find Your Treasure which may explain the many pirates who seemed to mysteriously replace a number of school teachers for the day.
The students at St Kevin’s Primary School, Cardiff spent the morning showing off their costumes and telling the audience about the inspiration behind their costumes, before immersing themselves in the world of books with their school book fair.
Rosary Park Catholic School, Branxton paired its annual parade with a fundraiser for drought-affected farmers with students dressing as farmers. Families made donations during the book parade and the school’s Mini Vinnies sold milkshakes throughout the day. The school raised over $1300 which will be donated to the Buy a Bale campaign.
The Teletubbies, Mr Happy and even a few unicorns were seen wandering around St Joseph’s Primary School, Kilaben Bay while Snow White, The Joker and The Hulk were spotted at St Brigid’s Primary School, Raymond Terrace. Staff at St Bede’s Catholic College, Chisholm joined in the spirt of the day by dressing up as and embracing their inner witches and wizards.
St John Vianney Primary School, Morisset was lucky enough to be visited by Australian Illustrator, Liz Anelli, during its celebrations. Liz shared her book knowledge with students and demonstrated her illustration skills.
T-Rex and Jack and the Bean Stalk made an appearance during the Holy Spirit Infants School, Abermain parade with an award for costume originality going to Abermain’s Principal, Charlene Reid, for her Google Locator costume which was pointed at Abermain – her personal treasure.