Traditional tales with a modern twist
Emma Clue and Clemmie Waddell of Henry Adams joined the children at Walberton and Binsted CE Primary School to celebrate World Book Day at the start of March. Emma and Clemmie had challenged the Reception and Key Stage 1 children to draw their favourite character from a traditional tale while the children in Key Stage 2 had to create a new character to enter a traditional tale.
“The inventiveness was brilliant,” said Emma, “we were so impressed with all the original ideas, especially a young lady in Year 6 who did a wonderful description of a mouse called Scarlett who hides in Red Riding Hood’s pocket and protects her on her way through the woods. It was just outstanding but we also had lots of other impressive entries which were inspiring.”
Headteacher Laura Brockhurst said “I was thrilled to have the wonderful support of Henry Adams again to help us celebrate World Book Day here at Walberton and Binsted CE Primary School.
“We had great enthusiasm for the competition from our children with some really interesting designs and new characters for the traditional tales we know so well. I would like to thank the team for their support in dressing up and for the beautiful texts which were presented to one winner in each class. We enjoyed a text-filled day of dressing up, sharing well-loved stories and capturing some great reading moments.”
Emma and Clemmie then awarded a book to the winning child in each class and everyone who entered received a certificate.
“The standard overall was outstanding which made selecting the winners extremely difficult,” said Clemmie. “All the characters seemed to have something special to offer, so congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to everyone who took part!”