Little readers celebrate World Book Day in Lochaber

Pupils at St Columba's RC Primary School in Caol celebrated World Book Day with stories, rhymes and laughter.

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Children from across Lochaber donned the guises of their favourite literary characters last week to celebrate World Book Day.

For Inverlochy Primary School and Nursery the novel celebration is always something special and this year was no exception with staff planning a wide range of captivating activities for the children to participate in.

Furthermore staff and pupils were delighted to welcome Lochaber Times chief reporter Mark Entwistle to join them online.

Mark told the youngsters about his exciting role as a journalist and answered many questions about his role.

Children and staff

Inverlochy Primary School children got into the spirit of things on World Book Day.

got in the spirit by dressing up with a few of the younger book fans sharing their thoughts on the day.

‘World Book Day at Inverlochy is always so good!  This year my favourite part was the ‘Where’s Wally’ hunt but actually everything was awesome,’ said Isaa Sweeney P4.

P4 pupil Abhigael Goodall added: ‘Our school does the best World Book Days!  This was the best one yet.

‘We did lots of challenges and I really loved the book treasure hunt. If I could change one thing about this World Book Day, it wouldn’t be a thing!’

Caol pupils from St Columba’s RC Primary School were equally as enthusiastic.

Some of the participants described in their own words who they had dressed up as and why :

‘I dressed up as Panderina because I had a tutu at home and Pandarina is my favourite story.’

‘I dressed up as the Tiger Who Came To Tea because I just love that story.’

‘I was a mermaid because my class have been writing stories about mermaids chasing foxes away.’

‘I came dressed as Rosie the Engineer because I want to build a really good house when I’m older and I have a book all about Rosie.’

‘My mum thought it would be a good idea to dress me (a boy) up as Gangsta Granny from one of  David Walliams’ books. My mum got the costume for me but I didn’t mind because I like the story and it was quite fun!’

‘I chose to be Violet from A Place Called Perfect. This is my favourite book. It is full of excitement and suspense. I had most of the costume at home and other bits I got from the internet.’

‘I was a member of Hufflepuff because I am really enjoying the Harry Potter books at the moment.’

‘The Order of the Pheonix is the Harry Potter story I like best. I came as a member of Gryffindor.’

A St Columba’s spokesperson said: ‘The whole school came together to listen to stories and poems read by the teachers.

‘Some stories rhymed and had rhythm and others were very silly and made children and staff laugh out loud.’

Later in the day the children paired up with their reading buddies and enjoyed sharing stories with each other.