Good Book makes a great costume!

Children dressed as people from the Bible, for Bible Week at Lytrham C of E Primary School

Children dressed as people from the Bible, for Bible Week at Lytrham C of E Primary School

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WHEN teachers asked these pupils to get stuck in to their books – this isn’t quite what they had in mind.

But seven-year-old Nate Booth from Lytham C of E Primary School picked one of the most famous publications in the world as he went to class dressed as The Holy Bible.

He was joined by Noah, Joseph and his dream coat, Roman soldiers and scores of angels as the Park View Road school celebrated Bible Week.

The enjoyed workshops on some of the most popular stories including Noah’s Ark, Jonah and The Whale and Moses and the Exodus of Hebrews from Egypt.

Wonderful

Parents went to extra lengths to ensure children looked the part on the day according to head teacher Nicola Warred.

She said: “The children’s costumes were wonderful and the staff dressed up too so everybody played a part.

“We had visitors in school all week leading bible workshops and children enjoyed talking about their favourite stories.

“We talked about morals in the stories and despite being so old they are still very relevant today.”

Bible Week was held to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

The translation was created in 1611 when moderate puritans convinced the newly crowned James VI of Scotland a new translation was needed.

It is still widely used today.

The week is part of a much larger project of work and lessons at the school on prayer and worship.

They are being visited by a Muslim prayer group and also have a Hindu speaker coming in to speak to the children.

Pupils enjoyed their day of biblical fancy dress.

Nate said: “I really wanted to dress up as the Bible so my mum and dad made the costume out of cardboard.

“I was excited about wearing it and everybody at school said it looked really good.

“I liked learning about Jesus’ life in our lessons.”