Kilmore students take on book week fun

Kilmore Primary School students and teachers went all out on Friday, dressing up as their favourite book characters. ​

Students from Kilmore Primary School, KPS, made an effort to bring their favourite book characters to life on Friday at the school’s belated Book Week celebrations.

While Book Week often falls in term three for most schools, KPS celebrated in term four due to a busy schedule in term three.

Students were engaged with book activities all week, starting with a visit from award-winning writer and artist Zeno Sworder, who gave a sneak peek of his soon-to-be-published new book.

On Tuesday, each class revealed its decorated door that demonstrated a theme from a book, while students made flowers the next day in conjunction with this year’s Children Book Council of Australia book week theme ‘Read, Grow, Inspire’.

Families also had the opportunity to attend on Wednesday to take a look at their children’s writing.

Students and teachers show off their book characters at Kilmore Primary School’s belated Book Week. ​

The last day of book week, Friday, was well-spent with students, teachers and families gathered for a breakfast, followed by the school’s parade, where students and teachers showed off their costumes.

Library technician Elizabeth Simner said the level of excitement for this year’s book week was ‘really high’.

“They’re all buzzing, the smiles on their faces and as they see each other’s costumes as well, I think they really embraced it – teachers as well. There’s some incredible costumes out there from the teachers,” she said.

Ms Simner said Book Week aimed to engage students to read.

“Book Week is about getting excited about reading and about books, and not just about words, but pictures as well, and teaching kids that there is a door into their imagination,” she said.

“By opening a book, they can go anywhere they like, and adults alike, and adults need that time away, so we just want to build that from an early age and it to be a really exciting and a happy, joyful experience for them.”