BEGA Valley Public School celebrated Book Week this year with a journey Across the Universe.
The youngest members of the school put on a play for parents showcasing their favourite books featuring cheerful costumes and enthusiastic dancing called Across the Universe: The King of Space.
Pupils from Kindergarten, grades 1, 2, and 2/3 used the books The King of Space, Where is the Green Sheep?, The Pros and Cons of Being a Frog, The Terrible Suitcase, Herman and Rosie, It’s a Miroocool and My Uncle’s Donkey as inspiration.
Rex was determined to be “king of the space” and stole characters from these books on his quest to rule the universe – until his parents told him to start behaving and return them all.
Rex dutifully did just that and made lots of literary friends along the way.
The pupils did an outstanding job, staging Across the Universe not just once but for four high-energy performances throughout the week.
St Pat's embraces characters
SPIDERMAN, Peter Pen, a cowboy and princesses were spotted at St Patrick’s Primary School on Wednesday.
Kindergarten pupils dressed up as their favourite characters as part of Book Week celebrations.
The class took part in a parade in the morning, before making a special trip to the Bega library.
Pupils were pleasantly surprised to meet an astronaut on arrival.
Children’s librarian Anne Moore dressed up as Astronaut Anne, to coincide with the week’s 2013 theme, “Read Across the Universe”.
The Kindergarten pupils were then allowed to choose which book Ms Moore would read to them.
Book Week began on Saturday and concludes today.