It’s Children’s Book Week, so throughout the nation parents have been staying up late putting the final stitches into literary-themed costumes.
On Wednesday at St Mary’s Primary School, the students, teachers, parents and a handful of preschool siblings gathered to parade their creations.
Principal Claire Mellon, dressed as Sir Lancelot, was the MC, introducing each person by both their real name and the character they represented.
There were Where’s Wally’s aplenty – if you are looking for him, a Book Week parade is the place to go – along with witches, super heroes, fairytale figures, princesses, scary monsters, the Cat in the Hat, Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Willy Wonka, B1 and B2 and even a gorilla.
A small Paper Bag Princess proved too shy to be photographed, but pretty much everyone else was primed to be on display, as you can see in the gallery of photographs attached.
This year’s theme, ‘Escape to Everywhere’, was all about furthering a child’s sense of wonder about the world, and there were certainly plenty of wonders on parade at St Mary’s.