Bletchington Public School celebrates Book Week

CREATIVE COSTUMES: James Harper got into the spirit of book week with a silver, red and green king's crown and a beard. PHOTOS: ZENIO LAPKA

CREATIVE COSTUMES: James Harper got into the spirit of book week with a silver, red and green king's crown and a beard. PHOTOS: ZENIO LAPKA

CHARACTERS from beloved Australian children’s books came to life at Bletchington Public School on Monday.

Classic characters paraded through the school including Blinky Bill and Mulga Bill as well as some fantastic lamington and vegemite jar costumes.

G'DAY BOOK WEEK: Kindergarten students Cienna Slingsby and Joel Brown paraded through the school with a toy crocodile and kangaroo in tow.

G'DAY BOOK WEEK: Kindergarten students Cienna Slingsby and Joel Brown paraded through the school with a toy crocodile and kangaroo in tow.

The colourful event was a celebration of the life of former librarian Kerri Parkes who died in a car accident in August.

Mrs Parkes had planned book week activities several weeks before her death and the parade was postponed to give the school community time to grieve. Teacher Austen Logan said the mood among students, teachers and parents during the parade was "jubilant”.

Zoey Dodd wore a wattle crown to match the Australian theme.

Zoey Dodd wore a wattle crown to match the Australian theme.

“It was built as a celebration and the atmosphere matched,” Mr Logan said. “It was fantastic to see of the kids dressed up.”

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