Trolls help pupils get into char­ac­ter

Macclesfield Express - - HEART OF THE COMMUNITY -

AFAM­ILY of trolls paid school­child­ren a visit as part of a cre­ative writ­ing work­shop.

Chil­dren at Bosley St Mary’s Pri­mary took part in the work­shop with au­thor Rachael Lind­say, who has writ­ten a se­ries of books fea­tur­ing a fam­ily of Nor­we­gian troll charac- ters. Rachael takes the trolls to schools to help bring her books to life and in­spire chil­dren in their own cre­ative writ­ing.

She read sto­ries to the chil­dren and signed her books. The pupils wrote de­scrip­tions based on her troll nov­els.

The visit was part of a se­ries of ac­tiv­i­ties to coin- cide with World Book Day.

Teacher Rachel Mor­tishire-Smith said: “World Book Day turned into a whole week of book fun, with spe­cial vis­i­tors from lo­cal li­braries, Ea­ton Bank Academy and au­thor Rachael Lind­say to in­spire us to lis­ten to, read and write more sto­ries than ever.

“And, of course, we dressed up in our favourite book char­ac­ters for a day.”

Staff dressed as the Where’s Wally char­ac­ter and Ea­ton Bank staff in­spired pupils with a drama and writ­ing work­shop based on the witches scene from Shake­speare’s Mac­beth.

●● Chil­dren loved dress­ing up as their favourite book char­ac­ters and staff joined in the fun

●● Two young­sters deep in thought dur­ing the cre­ative writ­ing work­shop

●● Au­thor Rachael Lind­say helped bring her sto­ries about a fam­ily of trolls to life

●● Staff en­joyed their Where’s Wally out­fits

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