BFG brings sto­ries to life for pupils

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

PRI­MARY school chil­dren were de­lighted when the Big Friendly Gi­ant vis­ited their school ahead of World Book Day.

The huge puppet was brought to St John The Evan­ge­list Pri­mary School, on Ivy Road, by artist Di Ford, who cre­ated the char­ac­ter for a special per­for­mance to cel­e­brate Roald Dahl’s cen­te­nary.

Erica Bridge, the Early Years Foun­da­tion Stud­ies teacher, said the chil­dren have been cel­e­brat­ing the au­thor all week and will each dress as a char­ac­ter from one of his books for the in­ter­na­tional cel­e­bra­tion tomorrow (Thurs­day, March 2).

She said: “Each class is fo­cus­ing on a dif­fer­ent Roald Dahl novel and will dress up as their favourite char­ac­ter on Thurs­day.

“On Mon­day the chil­dren had a sur­prise visit from Di Ford.

“Di brought the puppet all the way from her home town in Pem­brokeshire to share her story on mak­ing pup­pets and in par­tic­u­lar the BFG.

“The chil­dren asked Di ques­tions about how she made the puppet and some even got to shake his hand!

“The chil­dren were amazed by the life-size BFG and it will in­spire their writ­ing and art­work in the week ahead.”

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