Wembley school pupils pay tribute to Roald Dahl classic for World Book Day

Children from Chalkhill Primary School during last week's celebrations honouring the characters from

Children from Chalkhill Primary School during last week's celebrations honouring the characters from Raold Dahl - Credit: Archant

Students at Kingsbury High School also create unique posters to boost reading as part of annual event

Posters created by students at Kinsgbury High School. Pic: Steve Foster (please include a credit)

Posters created by students at Kinsgbury High School. Pic: Steve Foster (please include a credit) - Credit: Archant

Primary schools in Brent honoured World Book Day with a series of celebrations and reading related activities.

At Chalkhill Primary School, in Wembley the celebrations lasted all week with pupils playing tribute to much loved Roald Dahl classic, Fantastic Mr Fox.

The pupils, from years two-six, ventured out to Fryent Country Park accompanied by a giant fox who they enjoyed playing hide-and-seek with while also searching for real fox dens and tracks.

Bethan Mentore, literacy coordinator at the school in Barnhill Road, said: “we wanted to make the book come alive and its great that we have an area like Fryent Country Park to go and explore in, the children learnt all about real foxes but also enjoyed chasing the pretend one.”


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World Book Day, which was held on March 7, this year is a national celebration of books and reading and pupils also spent a day doing a ‘stop drop and read’ challenge where they had to stop their activities and start reading on the sound of a bell.

Elsewhere, pupils at Kinsgbury High School, in Princes Avenue, created a set of posters encouraging students to try new books.

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The posters, which depict teachers and non-teaching staff alike dressed up as book characters and literary icons have been made every year since 2010.

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