World Book Day celebrations continue

James and the Giant Peach - Tyler Blakeley. (D543A410)

James and the Giant Peach - Tyler Blakeley. (D543A410)

Youngsters have been diving into the literary world and bringing some of their favourite characters to life.

Carlinghow Princess Royal School welcomed storyteller Sue Allenby on Thursday for a belated World Book Day celebration, with pupils dressed as their fictional heroes.

From Paddington Bear to Little Red Riding Hood, popular stories were brought to life and each class worked with Sue to learn how a good yarn is put together.

The school also transformed their classroom doors into popular book covers, with a tribute to Jaqueline Wilson’s Cliffhanger crowned the winner by headteacher Lindsay Gallagher, while creative costumes inspired by Cruella De Vil and James and the Giant Peach were judged the best fancy dress outfits.

And at Hanging Heaton School, storyteller David-Eliot Cooper wove tales made up by each class into an exciting school story. Headteacher Janet Thompson said: “They children were completely involved, he was very funny.

“They were captivated.”

She added that the storytelling day was part of the school’s aim to promote reading for pleasure.


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