The joy of Book Week

The joy of Book Week

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Charlotte Duina, Lucien Bunter, Mark Cunningham, Amelia Duina, Dylan Duina, Tully Hoare and Lockie Johnston took part in Mundijong Primary's Book Week parade. Photograph - Richard Polden.

Students came dressed up as everything from dragons, fairytale princes and princesses and robots for one of the most anticipated days of the school year. 

Mundijong Primary School celebrated the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book Week in style with a dress-up parade and a visit from special guests Belle and Spider-Man who did body painting and balloon twisting with the excited students. 

Principal Luke Bradley said Book Week created a focus on the importance of books and reading for not only students but parents. 

“On August 15 we had visitors perform Big Dreams for our students,” he said. 

“Big Dreams was based on a selection of children’s books that were aimed at teaching students not to be discouraged by negative messages in order to follow their hearts desire. 

“Our students really enjoyed the performance and engaged with these important messages.” 

Mr Bradley said the parade included an array of costumes with some parents even coming to school dressed as their favourite book characters. 

Photographs – Richard Polden.