Escape on offer for colourful Book Week

Taylar AmoniniNarrogin Observer
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You could be forgiven this week for mistaking Hedland primary schools for portals to fantasy and fiction as Book Week celebrations run rampant.

With a theme of Escape to Everywhere, this year’s Book Week will see pirates, princesses and Pokemon running full-throttle across primary school playgrounds.

Following a visit from Broome indigenous author Brenton McKenna, Baler Primary School library officer Natalie Clark said book displays and book games were taking over the hallways at the South Hedland school. “As a library officer, I think everyone needs to read and everyone needs that downtime to shut off, even for just 10 minutes and escape somewhere,” she said.

“It’s why I love reading so much and this year’s theme — you can just escape to wherever you’re reading about.”

Port Hedland Primary School students dressed up as their favourite book characters on Monday, followed by blind dates with books on Tuesday.

At South Hedland Primary School, a giant assembly will be held tomorrow to celebrate the theme, hosting a parade of the students’ imaginative costumes, and prizes in store for the best dressed.

Port Hedland Primary School had its annual book parade on Monday, with costumes even better than last year.

St Cecilia’s Primary School will host a plethora of festivities, with a pyjama storytime and book week costume parade tomorrow morning, where the traditional whole-school photo will be taken to show off the imagination of students and their costumers.

Not to be left out, Town of Port Hedland library staff will be dressed up as their favourite book characters as they display amazing Book Week items the the Port and South Hedland libraries.

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