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Book Week 2016

Aussie friends . . . Ned Kelly (Toby Neilen) and Koala Lou (Ashlyn Daly) during Book Week.
Book Week takes on an Aussie country theme  
Book Week took on an Australian country theme at Blackbutt State School, with a literary feast for true blue Aussie kids.
The school’s library celebrated Book Week in style with the theme ‘An Australian Story Lives Here’ providing inspiration for staff and students alike.
Students from Prep to Year 6 had the opportunity to pursue their love of books and passion for reading during the themed celebrations.
Over the week, students’ Book Week competition work decorated the library from floor to ceiling with colourful displays based on some famous Aussie favourites.
Principal Mrs Gayle Williamson said a special quiz was included as part of the celebrations.
“Students had the opportunity to guess the Australian-themed book character of individual staff members,” Mrs Williamson said.
“Clues were provided for each staff member’s favourite book character, with students trying to guess the answers correctly.
“Year 6 teacher Mr Ben Hawthorne was voted No 1 as the Man From Snowy River.”
Library aide Mrs Kym Gormley said the celebrations culminated in a competition where students had the chance to vote for their favourite piece from each grade during library lessons.
“Students and staff got into the spirit of the theme, coming up with some great concepts to represent their favourite Book Week characters,” Mrs Gormley said.
“Book Week gave our students the opportunity to get together for some great literary activities while having fun.”
Winners were Sarah Nichols (Prep) with Lucie Heilig (Prep) highly commended, Penelope Adkins (Y1), Alex McMah (Y2), Joshua Ford (Y3), Amelya Matthews (Y4) with Brodie Horvath (Y4) highly commended, Jarrah Weeks (Y5) with Chanell McGregor-Crase (Y5) highly commended, Jeff Hoffman (Y6) with Paegan Lemire (Y6) highly commended
Mrs Williamson said with reading the focus this term, students were able to get a new appreciation of Australian literature and storytelling.