Fun for Young Kemnay readers

Some of the Alehousewells School staff and pupils who dressed in character for World Book "Week" at the school.
Some of the Alehousewells School staff and pupils who dressed in character for World Book "Week" at the school.
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Youngsters at an Aberdeenshire primary have been getting into character as part of their version of World Book Day.

The event at Alehousewells School in Kemnay has been spread over a week this year and on Monday some of the pupils and teachers dressed as characters from their favourite book.

World Book Day is today (Thursday) but Alehouswells has been organising a series of activities throughout the week.

On Tuesday, pupils were asked to bring their favourite book to school and yesterday featured a book exchange when the children brought along unwanted, good quality books.

Local author Leon Craig will visit the school today to share his experience in planning, writing and reviewing a book before it goes to print. Pupils will take part in story writing and telling with P1-7 working together on creating a story.

The week of events will finish tomorrow with a sharing session in the hall to feature work from today. Winners of the book title competition and best-dressed character will also be announced.

Head teacher Mairi Manson said: “It’s really exciting. Normally we would do something for World Book Day and it’s just that one day so we feel that by spreading it over the course of the week we’ve got a real focus on literacy and reading particulary.

“That will be developed throughout the school and will be a good experience for the children working in their own classes and in mixed groups.”