Heroes from the page took to the streets at Beaconsfield this week, with the town embracing Book Week.
Beaconsfield Primary School teamed up with Beaconsfield Child and Family Centre for celebrations that took place at the school and on the street.
Now in its sixth year, teachers and pupils dressed up as their favourite literary characters, or their favourite books, and marched down the street for the annual book week parade.
Beaconsfield Child and Family Centre leader Stewart Bell said the parade was a unique way for all the town’s children to get together and celebrate reading outside the school grounds.
“We know how important reading from an early age is for early literacy development, but it’s also beneficial for brain development, imagination, developing empathy and bonding with your child,” Mr Bell said.
The Book Week parade started from the school and had stops at different businesses in the town, including the police station.
Businesses who supported the parade this year included Beaconsfield Police Station, Beaconsfield Post Office, Heritage Isle Bank, Jubilee Bakery, West Tamar Pharmacy, Beaconsfield Newsagency and Moon Lily Cafe.
“This significant community event promotes the strong partnership we have with the Beaconsfield community and our families and the whole community looks forward to this day,” Mr Bell said.
Beaconsfield Primary School AST Andrea Rathbone said the event was a fun and inclusive one for the whole town and the parade was a fantastic sight to see.
“We had such a great walk stopping off for stories with our local businesses and the police station. We can’t wait to do it all again next year,” she said.
Book Week celebrations at Beaconsfield also included book readings from well-known community members as well as workshops by children’s author Christina Booth.
“Our children and families had a wonderful time listening to Christina’s stories, drawing, and spending some special time together,” Mr Bell said.