Peninsula schools hold Book Week activities
Three Peninsula schools have held Book Week activities in the last three weeks.
Book Week ran from August 17-24, and the schools took the opportunity to hold book character parades.
Woy Woy South Public School held its annual book character parade, as well as a book fair.
"All students were invited to dress up for the character parade and enjoy a special performance of the play, Treasure Hunt, to celebrate the important role books play in our lives," said principal Mr Matt Barr.
He said the school's book fair was well supported.
"The success of this fair assists our school to achieve quality resources for our library."
A parade was also held at Pretty Beach Public School.
"Book Week 2018 was celebrated in style at Pretty Beach Public School with fabulous character costumes last week," said principal, Ms Deborah Callendar.
"Our students and parents went to so much effort to embrace this event."
Woy Woy Public School hosted a series of events over the past fortnight, with their own School Book Fair running until September 7.
"We opened our Book Week celebrations with the students' book character parade," said principal Ms Ona Buckley.
"Students and teachers paraded under the Cola with their classmates in their book-related character costumes, with many fantastically colourful and inventive outfits on display.
"The parade proved to be a popular community event and was well attended by parents, grandparents and friends, which was lovely to see," Ms Buckley said.
Students were also visited by children's author-illustrator Ms Cheryl Orsini who spoke to students about her work.
Ms Orsini's books include Caravan Fran and I Wish I'd Danced with Anna Pavlova.
"Cheryl was a very engaging, entertaining and personable presenter," Ms Buckley said.
"Ms Cathy Walker and Mrs Brigitte Cooper, our teacher librarians, have worked hard to organise these Book Week events and experiences.
"Don't forget to pop into the library to pick up a book or two for your children or to donate back to the school," she advised parents.
Newsletter, 29 Aug 2018
Matt Barr, Woy Woy South Public School
Newsletter, 30 Aug 2018
Deborah Callendar, Pretty Beach Public School
Newsletter, 31 Aug 2018
Ona Buckley, Woy Woy Public School