BFG drops in to see local pupils

Popular children’s book character the BFG made a very special visit to Brackenfield School in Harrogate to celebrate World Book Week.

The school chose The BFG as their theme for the week and the children were amazed and when the Big Friendly Giant dropped in.

He retold his story to the whole school assisted by a range of wonderful props, including very loud whizzpoppers. Even his car had his own personal BFG number plate. The children then did their own work on the BFG and presented this to the school in a BFG assembly.

Head of English, Mrs Wardell said: “My aim for the week was to enhance the children’s love of reading and writing stories.

“The special visit from the BFG himself was certainly the icing on the cake.

“I loved reading the children’s 500 word stories which were then judged by a local author who chose the winning entries and who in turn commented on how impressed she had been with all the entries.”

The pupils also entered the school’s 500 word story competition mirroring the very successful BBC Radio 2 competition.

The winners of each year group were awarded certificates and the overall winners will enjoy a special trip to Waterstones.

Children also brought a favourite book to swap, wrapped in brown paper, with a book mark attached explaining why the book was so good.

Headteacher, Pat Sowa said: “World Book Week is a wonderful opportunity to give the children extra inspiration to lose themselves in books and let them express their imagination in their own stories.”

“I would like to thank Mrs Wardell for all of her inspirational work, especially during this week.”