The highlight of a busy Book Week program at the Prince of Peace Junior Campus this week was Thursday’s enormously popular Book Week Parade.

Students dressed up as their favourite book character and showed off their literary knowledge by recognising the many book characters on show at the parade.

“Book Week is great fun for all our students, but it does have a more serious side as well,” Prince of Peace’s Head of Campus P-6, Mrs Katrina Valencia, said after the parade.

“It is an opportunity for our Junior Campus leaders to develop and grow within our school community by taking on the responsibility of planning and organising Book Week activities.

“One of our Year 6 leadership groups, the Learning & Growing Committee, is the organising committee responsible for Book Week, and ensures all students from Kindy to Year 6 have the opportunity to be involved in at least one book-related activity during the week,” said Mrs Valencia.

“As well as the parade, students have been able to broaden their reading interests by participating in several book-based competitions during the week. Year 5 and 6 students have also visited Kindy and Prep to read to our youngest College members during their play times, strengthening the bonds of friendship and encouraging support across year levels,” Mrs Valencia said.