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Children at Basingstoke school dress up for annual book week
Buy this photo » Amy French, seven, as Little Red Riding Hood
WHERE’S Wally, Little Red Riding Hood and a bookmark were just some of the fancy-dress costumes worn by pupils to mark their annual book week.
The children at South View Infant School, in Shooters Way, Basingstoke, took part in various activities throughout the week to inspire them to enjoy reading.
Children’s author Julia Jarman, who has written numerous books including Stowaway, The Jessame Stories and Class Two at the Zoo, read some of her stories to pupils.
She also held a workshop with a small group of Year 2 children to teach them about story writing skills.
Pupils were invited back to their school one evening in the week to listen to stories in their pyjamas, and they brought their teddy bears along.
Alison Granger, English manager at South View, said: “Some of the book character costumers were quite original. The children really loved it and were very enthused, particularly by the author visit.
“We held lots of competitions throughout the week to encourage children to read and write more.”