Broken Hill youngsters get in character for Book Week

By Stuart Kavanagh

Some of the youngest people in our community have just enjoyed what must surely be one of their favourite events of the school calendar – Book Week.

We went along to North Public Primary School and the Rainbow Pre-school and were lucky enough to get these pictures of the kids revelling in the fun of Book Week.

An annual event across the country since 1945, Book Week began as an opportunity to celebrate Australian books, characters and authors, but has since blossomed into a huge event celebrating all types of popular children’s fiction.

The event often sees classroom teachers and school librarians create colourful displays, develop activities, run competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.


Of course, the best part for kids is dressing up as their favourite book characters and parading their costumes in a Book Week parade.




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