Maroon State School celebrates Book Week

SHIVER ME TIMBERS: Maroon State School students dressed up for Book Week. Photo: Supplied.
SHIVER ME TIMBERS: Maroon State School students dressed up for Book Week. Photo: Supplied.

The Maroon State School community marked Book Week on August 27 and 28.

Students, staff and families joined in the fun and laughter, dressing up according to this year’s theme of ‘Find your treasure.’

As part of celebrations the kids enjoyed a treasure hunt, shared their favourite pirate books, made a pirate boat for the captain and crew, as well as ships fitted with catapults.

School principal Shaan Eldridge said students enjoyed a game in which they had to sink each other’s ships with cotton balls and marshmallows.

“Lots of fun was had by all,” he said.

“We only lost a few pirates who walked the plank.

“It is lovely to share our love books with our school community.”

Author of the Bushranger series of books, Jane Smith, was also on hand with the students getting involved in a bushranger role play, sharing fiction and non-fiction texts and hearing about some fascinating Australian History.

“The students really enjoyed the day and gained an insight into the time, research and planning required to be an author,” Mr Eldridge said.

“We have certainly celebrated our love of books at Maroon State School.”

Staff and students at Maroon State School during Book Week celebrations.

Staff and students at Maroon State School during Book Week celebrations.