Dubbo's Orana Heights Public School celebrates Book Week 2017

Character building at Orana Heights Public School resulted in a spectacular Book Week 2017 parade on Thursday.

About 600 students and their teachers went to great lengths to look like their favourite characters from well-loved books. 

Teacher/librarian Sue Radburn said the event was “well supported” by the school community.

Hundreds of parents and grandparents watched the parade involving children from Kindergarten through to Year 6. 

Characters on display ranged from Little Red Riding Hood and Cruella de Vil to Turbo Toilet,  Pacman and Minecraft.

About 13 prizewinners took home a book that Mrs Radburn reported had been “selected from the shortlist of the Children’s Book Council of Australia”.

The theme of the Book Week parade was ‘Escape to Everywhere’ but happy children were content to return to their classrooms after the special event.

Orana Heights Public School principal Annie Munro said it was “not unusual” for teachers and families to make a big effort with costumes for the parade.

The Book Week parade was among several “big events” held annually at the school.

“It is great to have an activity that is whole-school based, that involves our community and our parents and brings everybody together,” Ms Munro said.