Sought-after storyteller in school

PUBLISHED: 15:38 08 March 2007 | UPDATED: 10:14 31 May 2010

Charlie Wilson with pupils at the Friends’ Junior School in Saffron Walden

Charlie Wilson with pupils at the Friends' Junior School in Saffron Walden

COLOURFUL storyteller Charlie Wilson cast his spell over pupils at the Friends Junior School in Saffron Walden on Wednesday as part of their World Book Day celebrations. The four to 11-year-olds were enthralled as they heard tales from around the world a

COLOURFUL storyteller Charlie Wilson cast his spell over pupils at the Friends' Junior School in Saffron Walden on Wednesday as part of their World Book Day celebrations.

The four to 11-year-olds were enthralled as they heard tales from around the world and enjoyed songs and rhythms from different cultures.

Headteacher Andrew Holmes said: "World Book Day was last Thursday but you have to book five years in advance to get Charlie Wilson on that day.

"He has visited our school before and it's always a pleasure to see him perform. As usual, all of the children and staff were completely spellbound."

Mr Wilson, of Crick Crack Productions, used drama, music and interaction with the audience to entertain the children and bring to life African and South American cultures.

"He's a very colourful character and everyone enjoyed the morning very much," Mr Holmes added.

"We celebrated World Book Day on the day itself by allowing the children to come in non-school uniform to raise money for Book Aid International.

"We raised £150 to buy books for children in the developing world.

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