A tale to tell


Ewen McRae

caption details: Ariana, Charlotte and Diane Hamner. (Supplied)

Book Week might be a bit different this year, but that hasn’t stopped Rockbank Primary School students embracing the fun.

After a rough year in and (mostly) out of classrooms, the school came alive last week with a swag of favourite literary characters as students and teachers took over the grounds of the school.

Teacher Lucy Bull said it was a chance for a bit of fun after an up-and-down 2020.

“The kids are wild every time they dress up, but we saw some really creative costumes even without the shops being open to get stuff,“ Ms Bull said.

“We had super heroes, comics, one girl made a whole Queen of Hearts costume from scratch, so the creativity was on full display.“

As well as a chance to have a bit of fun and dress up, the week is also a great chance to reinforce the importance of reading and being creative.

Ms Bull said that had been more important than ever this year.

“Having everyone back together for the first time since term 2 was fantastic to see,“ she said.

“We’ve had a number of activities exploring different books with the kids, and I think with so much learning from home happening this year the kids haven’t had access to all the usual books and resources that we have at the school itself.

“I know several parents were struggling to keep the kids engaged at times, so having everyone back and embracing Book Week has been fantastic.“

Ewen McRae