Kids love getting stuck into books at Great Wood School

Winners of the Reader of the Month with their prizes.
Winners of the Reader of the Month with their prizes.

Children at Great Wood Primary School in Morecambe have been celebrating their love of reading with a range of events.

Reception children travelled by train to share their love of reading at Lancaster library.

Teachers shared their favourite books each day with the school during assemblies.

Local author Frank English worked with different classes to develop their story writing skills.

Arty Fact theatre company captivated children during their performance of ‘The Time Capsule’ to commemorate the centenary of World War One.

The week ended with bestselling author and story sack creator, Neil Griffiths, sharing his passion for books.

He entertained the whole school with a number of his stories, shared his top reading tips with parents and then worked with over thirty local teachers in how best to inspire children to read.

Michaela Hamilton, English subject leader and Year 6 teacher, who organised the successful week, said: “We are very proud of the reading culture we have developed at Great Wood.

“Our children clearly love reading and sharing their favourite books with each other.”

Deputy head Rob Smith added: “The success of the Reading Festival highlights the hard work staff, governors and parents put into making these events a huge success.

“A love of reading is constantly being promoted and developed throughout the year at Great Wood and this Reading Festival simply showcases some of the many great things we do in aiming high to make a difference.”