SCHOOL uniforms were relegated to the back of the wardrobe for students of one public school on Tuesday as they morphed into their favourite book characters instead.
Witches, fairies, cowboys, pirates and ninjas were just some of the eclectic array of costumes on display at Hillvue Public School as kids and staff alike dressed up for a good old-fashioned book parade.
Teacher/librarian Kerrie O’Sullivan said the day was a resounding success.
“Children were very engaged and they had an absolutely wonderful time,” she said.
“They really enjoyed showing off their costumes.”
There were lots of laughs and memories made as students contemplated one another and their teachers in their unusual attire.
The whole school took part in the day, with the best dressed from each year receiving prizes for their efforts.
The aim of the book parade was to champion reading, Ms Sullivan said.
“We’re trying to promote children coming into the library and reading regularly and loving reading.”
She thanked staff for their help in the lead-up to the event and on the day itself.
“This week teachers have been reading really enriched books at assembly, doing activities in class based on short-listed texts ... and helping the kids decide what characters to come as,” she said.