There’s Wally at World Book Day

Acre Rigg Junior School pupil Ebony Watt reads her Where's Wally book as fellwo pupils and teachers look on. Picture by FRANK REID
Acre Rigg Junior School pupil Ebony Watt reads her Where's Wally book as fellwo pupils and teachers look on. Picture by FRANK REID

IT was not difficult to spot Wally in this group of pupils and school staff.

Everyone at Acre Rigg Junior School, in Peterlee, dressed as the colourful book character to mark World Book Day.

The teachers joined the youngsters in getting involved with the fun yesterday at the school, in Acre Rigg Road.

The school organises a similar event every year.

Where’s Wally was the theme of the day yesterday and past topics have included Roald Dahl book characters and a jurassic theme where children and staff dressed as cavemen and women.

Jill Cooke, deputy headteacher at the school, said the day always provides a lot of fun, but is organised with raising awareness of reading in mind.

Miss Cooke said: “World Book Day gives people the chance to celebrate reading.

“We want the youngsters to see reading as an enjoyable activity, not a chore.

“We have been doing a lot of reading and writing activities and sharing books and the youngsters were excited to be involved.

“The outfits were fantastic, it was all great fun.”

The school will also be holding a book fair giving youngsters the chance to buy books at Easter time.