Pupils and staff dress up

Pupils and staff at Waterloo Primary School dressed up as their favourite characters as part of national Book Week
Pupils and staff at Waterloo Primary School dressed up as their favourite characters as part of national Book Week
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FAIRYTALE princesses, Peter Pan and a band of pirates sprinkled some magic on to Waterloo School as part of Book Week.

Satin capes in vibrant colours flowed as children brought their favourite story book characters to life.

The South Shore school enjoyed a whole week of literature themed activities as teachers aimed to inspire children with the written word.

Five authors weaved a spell with their words and kept children spellbound with workshops.

Illustrators also showcased their skills as they brought stories to life.

And the week was a magical success according to the Waterloo Road school’s assistant headteacher, Cara Vaughan.

She said: “Waterloo primary is a vibrant place anyway, but this week it has had an amazing buzz about it.

“The children adored coming to school in their fancy dress costumes and they had gone to amazing efforts.

“The best thing was many children said they have been really inspired to pick up new books which is what the week was all about.”

Children’s authors Kit Wright, Michaela Morgan, Shoo Raynor, Saviour Pirotta have all visited the school so far and author Guy Bass will meet the children today.

And it was not just the children who enjoyed dressing up.

Staff joined in the fun as every member dressed up as Wally from the famous Where’s Wally series on Wednesday, turning the staffroom into a riot of red and white colour.

Mrs Vaughan added: “There was a massive range of activities throughout the week from hearing stories and having workshops to the authors from doing art and drama. It certainly was a magical week at Waterloo Primary.”