Pupils celebrate World Book Day

PUBLISHED: 12:41 11 March 2009 | UPDATED: 15:59 11 May 2010

MINNIE COOPER, six, and HENRY ROBINSON, seven, of Barrington School. 3348DW006

MINNIE COOPER, six, and HENRY ROBINSON, seven, of Barrington School. 3348DW006

BOOK worms in the Royston area have been celebrating World Book Day. At Barrington Primary School, pupils collected cash for Book Aid, the day s official charity, which sends books to disadvantaged children in 12 African countries. They raised £85.85. Tea

BOOK worms in the Royston area have been celebrating World Book Day.

At Barrington Primary School, pupils collected cash for Book Aid, the day's official charity, which sends books to disadvantaged children in 12 African countries.

They raised £85.85.

Teacher Jill Davies said: "The children made a big map of Africa and brought in coins to cover it with. We're very pleased with the amount we raised considering we're such a small school."

Book tents were also set up in each class, while in the afternoon adults working at the school read their favourite children's books to pupils.

Children at Roman Way first school in Royston dressed up as their favourite characters from literature.

Headteacher Emma Chapman said: "The children thoroughly enjoyed talking about their favourite characters and stories.

"It has also given them a chance to have a shared interest with the staff and adults around the school.

"It has given them a renewed enthusiasm for sharing and reading stories.

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