Pupils in character for reading day

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LITTLE bookworms brought popular stories to life as they celebrated the written word by dressing up as characters from literature.

A horde of pirates rubbed shoulders with Olympic athletes as students at Bede Academy Primary in Blyth explored the world of text.

Designed to promote the written word, the special reading day saw children enjoy a host of activities ending with a rendition of songs from the musical Oliver! in the hall.

Literacy co-ordinator at Bede Academy Nicola Blackburn said: “Despite all the distractions of computers and television, children still love their books.

“The day has been successful in promoting reading and writing and also highlighting that this is an Olympic year for their country.

“They have all really enjoyed dressing up and it was a great oppotunity for the Year 6 children to work with our Year 3s in writing their logs about extreme weather.

“This has helped the children appreciate that it is the job of some people to write and that there could be authors of the future sitting here now.”