Pupils celebrate World Book Day

A FOOTBALL hooligan and Cinderella s cat arrived at a St Neots school last week to celebrate World Book Day. Year 7 pupils and English teachers at St Neots Community College dressed up as characters from their favourite books on Thursday, March 6. The 11

A FOOTBALL hooligan and Cinderella's cat arrived at a St Neots school last week to celebrate World Book Day.

Year 7 pupils and English teachers at St Neots Community College dressed up as characters from their favourite books on Thursday, March 6.

The 11 and 12-year-olds also took part in a story writing competition with the winners reading their stories to children from Little Acorns Pre-School.

Youngsters at the pre-school also had stories read to them by professional story-teller Marion Leaper and were given a tour of the college's library.

Diane O'Hara, deputy head of St Neots Community College's English department, said it was important for the school to take part in World Book Day because "reading is a vital skill and a most enjoyable pastime."

She added: "We're always pleased to actively celebrate World Book Day as it's a most enjoyable and very worthwhile initiative.

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"It helps create a wonderful opportunity for all involved to focus in on the joy, significance and value of reading.

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