Pupils step into character

PUBLISHED: 13:54 15 March 2007 | UPDATED: 10:14 31 May 2010

From left, Joseph Richardson, Hannah Good, Joel Pawson, Bethany Kitchener, Zoe Mutiner and Georgina Dunham - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

From left, Joseph Richardson, Hannah Good, Joel Pawson, Bethany Kitchener, Zoe Mutiner and Georgina Dunham - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

CHARACTERS from children s books came alive when pupils at Katherine Semar Junior School dressed up as part of their annual Book Festival celebrations on Friday. Students from Years Three to Six donned costumes and talked to their friends about their favo

CHARACTERS from children's books came alive when pupils at Katherine Semar Junior School dressed up as part of their annual Book Festival celebrations on Friday.

Students from Years Three to Six donned costumes and talked to their friends about their favourite characters.

Deputy headteacher Geraldine Hines said: "It was a great success as the children got very excited about dressing up and it stimulated their interest in reading.

"About 85 pupils took part and they had to bring in the book from which their chosen character came and discuss why they liked them.

"We had the Worst Witch, the Hungry Caterpillar, Charlotte's Web, Little Red Riding Hood, Worzel Gummidge and many more."

Four children from each age group were awarded prizes for their efforts, including a Harts book token and teddy bears.

Ms Hines added: "The festival lasts for two weeks and the pupils also had fun designing their own children's character for a competition to be judged by Harts, as well as talking in groups about their favourite books.

"Poet Neil Stevens has also come into school to hold some creative writing workshops.

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