Famous authors and poets visited Greasley Beauvale Primary School for a special ‘book week’.
Established poet Gez Walsh explored comic verse with the children and story teller Andrew Glover took an assembly and workshops, teaching the kids all about the ‘seven secrets of storytelling’.
Children were invited to dress up as their favourite book character and Percy the Park Keeper – the much-loved character created by author Nick Butterworth – made an appearance in school, helping the pupils to plant bulbs and open a new outdoor classroom.
Literacy leader at the school Lisa St Denis said: “It was all about raising the profile, even further, of reading and writing in our school.
“We used creativity in the classroom to excite and enthuse the children so that they were inspired to read books they might not ordinarily have chosen, or to write from first hand experiences in the classroom.
“They were given time throughout the week to read for enjoyment and explore the styles of different poets and illustrators, as well as authors.”