School’s cos­tume drama

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Hoops’ Guests - Ju­dith Ton­ner

Pupils and staff at Toll­brae Pri­mary dressed to im­press for World Book Day.

Young­sters at the Air­drie school cel­e­brated the spe­cial event by don­ning the cos­tumes of their favourite lit­er­ary char­ac­ters and tak­ing part in a se­ries of chal­lenges.

They took part in a char­ac­ter hunt, seek­ing 14 book favourites around the school, and wel­comed“mys­tery read­ers”from the school staff to share ex­tracts from favourite books and in­tro­duce new ti­tles to their class li­braries.

Pupils also had the chance to ex­change their World Book Day to­kens for one of 10 ti­tles on of­fer from a pop-up Water­stones stall, run by vis­it­ing staff from the book­store’s branch at Glas­gow Fort – as well as en­ter­ing a con­test to de­sign next year’s book day voucher.

Act­ing prin­ci­pal teacher Craig Bis­sett said:“It was a re­ally won­der­ful day – we wanted to cel­e­brate ev­ery­thing to do with read­ing and raise the pro­file of reach­ing, which was most im­por­tant for us.

“The pupils’cos­tumes were ab­so­lutely fab­u­lous, and it’s def­i­nitely some­thing we’d like to re­peat next year.”

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Read all about it Where’s Wally, the Cat in the Hat and Hermione Granger were all among the char­ac­ters at Toll­brae on World Book Day

Spe­cial day Toll­brae’s well-dressed pupils took part in a lit­er­ary char­ac­ter hunt and were able to visit a pop-up book stall

Prac­ti­cally per­fect Mary Pop­pins trio Ruby Johnston, Cait­lyn Crich­ton and de­pute head El­speth Mosher

Colour­ful char­ac­ters Toll­brae pupils brought their favourite reads to life for World Book Day

Golden ticket Zuzanna Spiewalk and Isaz Rauf

Strik­ing a pose Emily Robin­son and Joshua McClure

Sweet treat Lu­cas McQuar­rie and Hol­lis Scott

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