Fun and education go hand in hand

School Bound: Crystal Symonds with daughter Ebony and Ebony's nan, Jenny.
School Bound: Crystal Symonds with daughter Ebony and Ebony's nan, Jenny.

The Department of Education created Education Week as a statewide, annual event to celebrate NSW public education. This year's event ran from August 5 to 9, celebrating the theme "Every student, Every voice".

Learning about learning: Kade Ticehurst with his nan Jean Ticehurst.

Learning about learning: Kade Ticehurst with his nan Jean Ticehurst.

The Department described the week as a "celebration of student empowerment and how the NSW public education system gives students the skills they need in order to have and express a voice during their own educational journey and as engaged global citizens".

Fun for everyone: Clara Rice and Kasey Morgan from Year 4, with Renee Rice and Carolyn and Colin Rice got to enjoy Education Week along with other students across Parkes. Photos: Supplied.

Fun for everyone: Clara Rice and Kasey Morgan from Year 4, with Renee Rice and Carolyn and Colin Rice got to enjoy Education Week along with other students across Parkes. Photos: Supplied.

Across Parkes, parents and grandparents were invited to come along throughout the week to visit the children in their classrooms and see what they have been up to.

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Book Buddies: Hughie Witherow from KGS with Tim Witherow.

Book Buddies: Hughie Witherow from KGS with Tim Witherow.

Many schools had their own events including Parkes East Public where students dressed up as there favourite superhero, or a character who possessed a super power. Visitors were also asked to join their children for a picnic lunch after the open classrooms.

Amazing talent: Noah Webb showing off his skills to his nan, Narelle Shorten.

Amazing talent: Noah Webb showing off his skills to his nan, Narelle Shorten.