Book Week brings out creative side

Book Week brings out creative side

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There were smiles all around when children from Australian Christian College Darling Downs dressed up to celebrate National Book Week last month.

As part of the annual event on August 25 teachers and children dressed up as their favourite book characters with the purpose of encouraging reading and learning about characters.

Students dressed in characters as wide ranging as Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant, a shark, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Cinderella, Bear Grylls and a firefighter from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services children’s fire safety book.

Principal Jacqui Burrage dressed as the Very Hungry Caterpillar, which she said had been a favourite of her family’s for generations.

“It is important we celebrate books as being able to read is foundational to everything else we do including speaking, spelling and writing well,” she said.

Ms Burrage brought in her copy of the book, which had been read to her sons and grandsons when they were young.

Teachers Deme Yong and Akila Senanayake said they were thrilled students had been creative and had chosen characters from books read in class.