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Book Week Parade 2017


Book Week is always a great event. It's an opportunity to have fun and dress up, celebrating the many characters, authors, and illustrators that we encounter in reading and writing. This year, so many of our Stage 3 students dressed up and participated in the parade. 

The theme for Book Week was "Escape to Everywhere". Many of the students featured characters from popular fiction such as Super Heroes. We had characters from Star Wars and Doctor Who featured. We had little Mis Cupcake and King Peter from Narnia. We also had a visit from the Men in Black and a Panda Bear. A big thank you goes to all of our parents who have made, created or provided costumes in some way. We appreciate the support and care that you have shown in helping make this day a big success. 











What did you enjoy the most about Book Week Parade? Who is your favourite book character? Which character did you choose to go as and why? 

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  1. For some reason, I look depressed... :(

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  2. the book parade was lit. it was so fun and fun and I liked it very much.
    from izaiah.

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  3. that was a cool day but i ruined the picture though.

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  4. The book parade was my favorite school day of the year.

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  5. I really enjoyed the book parade. I had so much fun with all my friends

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  6. I really enjoyed this day, I thought it was very fun.

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  7. congratulations to the winners all the costumes were amazing.

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  8. I really enjoyed the book parade wish I could do it again.

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