Students dress up to celebrate book week

Superheroes and pirates for Book Week

Woy Woy Public School was filled with fairy-tale characters and storybook creatures as students and teachers celebrated Book Week on October 22.

Book Week is an annual celebration for young children dedicated to spreading joy, appreciation, and the importance of reading.

Principle Ona Buckley said the week was full of different activities which included a Zoom session with an author, dress-up day, and an online book fair.

“Book Week saw children celebrating by being able to dress up in character on Thursday and parade for their Stage,” Buckley said.

“It was nice to see our teachers joining in the fun too.

“On Tuesday, we had a Zoom author session for all children K-6, and we also had an online book fair.”

She said students enjoyed listening to Australian Children’s Author Lesley Gibbes who spoke about her books, and personal stories that inspired her to write.

Preschool teacher Whitney Williams said the preschool students also enjoyed the celebrations and dressed up as their favourite characters.

“Celebrating Book Week has seen many interesting and curious creatures in the preschool this past week,” Williams said.

Students spoke about what Book Week meant to them, and why they thought reading was important.

Preschool student Larissa said, “books make you learn more and make you happy.”

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