A booktastic week in Egremont

By Rachael Grealish – with photos by Robert Haile

Painting the roses red: The Red Queen reigns at Bookwell Primary School.

Painting the roses red: The Red Queen reigns at Bookwell Primary School.

SCHOOLS throughout Egremont and district paid homage to their authors and stories as they dressed up for World Book Day 2016.

We visited Bookwell, and Orgill primary schools [of Egremont] on World Book Day to see how all the kids had got involved on Thursday March 3 and we also visited St Bridget’s on Friday March 4 for their celebrations.

From Disney, Harry Potter characters, and Where’s Wally to Red Queens and Cheshire

Cats, Bookwell School pupils had many unique and fantastic costumes from all pupils.

Best Gruffalo pose: Each class in St Bridget’s studied a different book for the week before dressing up as their favourite characters

Best Gruffalo pose: Each class in St Bridget’s studied a different book for the week before dressing up as their favourite characters

Orgill Primary wasn’t short of Disney Princesses, Marvel Heroes and Jedi as they celebrated their favourite books.

Orgill School also had their pupils come back for a bedtime story with their teachers for the infant pupils and junior pupils had a sleepover in the school.

St Bridget’s RC primary continued their tradition of holding an annual book week, rather than just World Book Day.

Each class chose one book to focus on for the course of Book Week which meant Reception class could give their best growls with the Gruffalo.

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Where’s Wally?: There were plenty of Wally look-a-likes at Bookwell Primary

Suzanne Smith, headteacher of St Bridget’s primary, said: “We consider literacy to be a basic building block for education; reading expands children’s knowledge, opens their minds, develops creativity and provides endless entertainment.

“Whilst our children are positively encouraged to exploit and enjoy technological advances, we are happy to remind them there’s nothing better than a good book.”

Throughout the Egremont and district every child made a tremendous effort with their costumes to celebrate a love of books.

 

 

Books from a galaxy far far away: Orgill school pupils dressed up as character from Star Wars, Mary Poppins and Harry Potter, among others.

Books from a galaxy far far away: Orgill school pupils dressed up as character from Star Wars, Mary Poppins and Harry Potter, among others.

Wicked Witch of the forest: The wicked witch took a class at Bookwell.

Wicked Witch of the forest: The wicked witch took a class at Bookwell.

 

 

 

Stand and deliver: St Bridget’s class five took on the Highway Man as their Book Week story.

Stand and deliver: St Bridget’s class five took on the Highway Man as their Book Week story.

Heroes and Princesses: Orgill school had plenty of superheroes to save the princesses in class one.

Heroes and Princesses: Orgill school had plenty of superheroes to save the princesses in class one.