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Beloved children’s books brought to life in Truro High Prep School

Storybook characters leapt off the page and into the classroom in Truro High Prep School as pupils celebrated the joy of reading by dressing as their favourite literary characters.

With enchanting outfits ranging from the mouse in the Gruffalo to a gaggle of Gangsta Grannies, girls from the age of four to eleven swapped their usual uniforms for inventive costumes as part of the school’s annual Book Fair week.

The girls were asked to transform into characters from the work of celebrated children’s authors David Walliams and Julia Donaldson. Many were inspired by the school’s recent trip to see Walliam’s ‘Awful Auntie’ spring to life on stage at the Hall for Cornwall and there were plenty of atrocious Aunt Albertas and plucky Stellas amongst the crowd.

Prep School staff also got in on the fun and treated the girls to several dramatic readings of their favourite passages from these beloved children’s books.

This inspiring day launches the Prep School’s ever-popular annual Book Fair. Every year the school’s library morphs into a bookshop jam-packed with titles our teachers recommend for pupils’ literacy development and literary enjoyment.

Come along from 3.45-5pm on 5, 6 and 7 February to take a look for yourselves.

The books are supplied by Scholastic and the school earns a commission from every purchase which will be spent on books for the Prep Library.

The girls will also be taking part in a writing competition during the week with the chance to win a £5 book voucher to spend at the fair itself.

Take a look at all the photos here

Published by: Grace Kennard

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