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Youngsters' novel idea is Book Week success
4:00pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
SCHOOL kids have been dressing up as their favourite book characters in a bid to encourage more children to read.
Milldene Primary School, in Barbrook Lane, Tiptree, is holding its Book Week, which began on Monday with youngsters and staff dressing up and taking part in a special assembly to discuss all the book involved.
Karen Springett, school head, said: “The characters were wonderful and this was a brilliant way for the children to see a wide range of story book characters.
“It really got them interested in books that they would not normally choose to read.
“Each child had to bring the book to school that the character came from and this inspired the children to appreciate other children’s taste in literature.”
Head Mrs Springett was also on hand to present prizes to the seven best-dressed kids.
The winners were:
Reception – Alfie Gunton as ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’
Year 1 – James Metcalf as ‘Sam I am’
Year 2 – Jonathan Evershed as ‘The Highway Rat’
Year 3 – Libby Podger as ‘Miss Trunchbull’
Year 4 – Rebecca Cobb as ‘Pippy Longstocking’
Year 5 – Tilly Podger as ‘The Saucepan Man from Faraway Tree’
Year 6 – Lois Shepherd as ‘The Gangsta Granny’
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