Colour­ful cos­tumes tell their own story

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by Thom Mor­ris tmor­ris@thek­m­group.co.uk

THERE was a spot of magic in the air at the Spring Grove School in Wye when chil­dren dressed as their favourite book char­ac­ters for a book week.

There were won­der­ful wizards Harry Pot­ter and Hermione at the Harville Road school – or, as they are bet­ter known to their friends, Jake Bald­win and Ge­or­gia Bird.

Lau­ren Ay­ton made sure she was in time dressed as the Mad Hat­ter while Wil­liam Hob­day and Ge­orge Fen­nick trans­formed them­selves into ad­ven­tur­ers Tintin and his faith­ful dog Snowy.

The chil­dren were treated to sto­ry­telling ses­sions by Scot­tish author Janey Louise Jones who is re­spon­si­ble for the Princess Poppy col­lec­tion of books.

Head teacher Bill Jones said: “The au­di­ence were trans­fixed by Holly Fielder’s hair-rais­ing tale of a crocodile at­tack, they loved six-year-old Sophia Beaugie’s orig­i­nal story of a princess and laughed loudly as Lau­ren Ay­ton de­scribed her hi­lar­i­ous fam­ily camel ride.”

The win­ners of the com­pe­ti­tion were Al­bert Courage and Imo­gen Stat­in­ton.

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Author Janey Louise Jones read­ing one of her Princess Poppy books

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