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Last updated 1:06 PM on 22 August 2014
Book Week

Book Week was celebrated in schools and libraries throughout Australia last week.

At Warren Central School the week of activities included competitions and lunch time stories and culminated with the annual book character parade and assembly on Thursday. 

As the students filed through the school gates in the morning there were squeals of delight as they greeted friends and tried to guess who each was dressed up as. 

Staff shared in the excitement of the day, also dressing in character and for some there was perhaps a nostalgic thought or two about their own school day character parades.  For Year 1 / 2 teacher Miss Elizabeth Drenkhahn,  it was a special event; her first Book Week as a teacher and an opportunity to pull out of the cupboard the feathered Edwina the Emu creation her mother had made for her when she was in Year 6.  
Library staff Mrs Narelle Whittaker and Mrs Judy Ridley joined with Assistant Principal Ms Jo Reeves and Relieving Assistant Principal Mrs Lyn Westgarth to take up the Australia-wide theme of this year's Book Week which was "Connect to Reading".   They came disguised as Lego people who needed connecting.

The much anticipated afternoon assembly entertained the appreciative audience of children, staff and guests and included class parades, the announcement of the Children's Book Council winners, poetry recitals and comedy skits.  

After school the library beckoned and afternoon tea, a book fair and creative displays illustrating some of the books short listed for awards were enjoyed by all.