Books and reading were celebrated at Botany Downs School with their annual Book Week fun.
The senior students were treated to a visit from popular New Zealand author James Russell, creator of Children of the Rush.
Also making a visit to the school were drama students from Howick College, who performed for the juniors and filled the hall with laughter as they re-enacted stories from New Zealand authors Joy Cowley and Dame Lynley Dodd.
The week concluded with the much-anticipated Character Dress-up Day which saw the school filled with popular characters from Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dog Man and many, many more.
Book Week coordinator and Year 5 teacher Sharmila Raj says, “We always try to make Book Week fun and engaging for our students by bringing in special guests, and having lots of activities at lunchtime and in class to get them excited about reading.”
Year 6 student Darya agrees that the week is fun and exciting, “The book character dress up was a chance for everyone to shine and show off their fashion.”