Creswick pupils parade book week costumes

Creswick Primary School celebrated Children’s Book Week in costume on Friday.

Pupils dressed up as characters from their favourite books. 

A costume parade followed a week of activities celebrating pupils’ relationship with books.

Guest storyteller Valanga Khoza kicked off book week, sharing stories of growing up in a South African village. 

Throughout the week, 16 grade 5 and 6 students read a picture story book to junior classes at lunch time as a part of the “celebrity readers” program. 

Staff wore a word on a placard around their neck to encourage a love of vocabulary and interest in learning new words. Pupils also visited the local library. 

Creswick Primary School teacher Mel Stewart said book week was about promoting reading and promoting books. 

“It’s about getting kids to have a love of books and to talk about stories and words,” she said. 

Children’s Book Week was celebrated across the country. This year’s theme was Escape to Everywhere