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A couple of things at Book Week

Wednesday, 21st August, 2013

Mrs Riley and Ms Mack dressed as “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” from the Dr Seuss favourite “The Cat in the Hat”. Mrs Riley and Ms Mack dressed as “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” from the Dr Seuss favourite “The Cat in the Hat”.

Railwaytown Public School went all out to dress up for Book Week yesterday.

Book Week is the longest running children’s festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. 

It began on Saturday and will run until Friday.

Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators.

Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.

The theme in 2013 is “read across the universe”.

Railwaytown’s assistant principal, Julie Baldwin said they encouraged all the students to enjoy book week.

“We encouraged books but we have also been using technology in the library,” Ms Baldwin said.

“We are moving with the times.”

Ms Baldwin said yesterday the students dressed up and held a parade in the hall.

“The preschool came down to watch, along with parents and families,” she said.

“The classes showed off all their dress ups.

“All the teachers went all out and dressed up as well.”

Ms Baldwin said the students were able to dress up as their favourite character.

“We wanted it to be someone they liked and enjoyed,” she said.

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