Scone Public School's Book Week Parade raises money for Camp Quality

Camp Quality spreads laughs in Scone

WHAT does a jellyfish, vampire and Little Red Riding Hood all have in common?

Nothing, you might well say.

However, they were all part of Scone Public School’s Book Week Parade on Tuesday. 

Students’ creativity was on show, with parents and members of the community also joining the celebrations.

Scone Public School’s Deb Fisher said there was a great turnout for the Book Week Parade.

“We celebrated Book Week and also raised money for Camp Quality with an out of uniform day,” she said.

“The Book Fair was going all week; each of the classes dressed up according to a shortlisted book for Book Week and The Yellow Cottage preschool also joined in our parade.”

The parade helped raise $500 for Camp Quality, with a donation being made to representatives of the children’s charity on Friday.

Nearly 30 cyclists, who were taking part in the annual ‘1000 Ks 4 Kids’ bike ride, stopped by to speak about their adventure so far.

The bike ride is one of Camp Quality’s annual national fundraisers, and is full of teamwork, mateship, fun and laughter.

It’s a culmination of year-round training and fundraising by a dedicated and hard-working group of people committed to creating a better life for kids living with cancer.

Following the speech, riders then hopped back on their bikes and headed towards Merriwa.

The excitement wasn’t over for students though.

A free puppet show was put on by Camp Quality, informing students about cancer – namely that it was non-contagious and a positive attitude could help beat the illness.

Camp Quality’s purpose is to create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia.

The services it provides for children (0-13 years) living with cancer and their families help create a better life by building optimism and resilience throughout each stage of their cancer journey.