Iron Man creation is one for the books

Katie, nine and Layton, nine from Alston Lane Catholic Primary with the Iron Man

Katie, nine and Layton, nine from Alston Lane Catholic Primary with the Iron Man

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Visitors to Alston Lane Catholic Primary School, Longridge, will be greeted in the foyer by an unusual character.

Creating anIron Man was just one of many fun activities enjoyed by the children during Book Week.

The highlight was when the whole school took part in a series of book inspired activities arranged by the teachers and teaching assistants.

Children were organised into groups of approximately 18, after which they took part in four activities throughout the day.

Workshops included making food cocktails based on George’s Marvellous Medicine, treasure hunts, a spy academy and working together to build the Iron Man.

“Huge thanks go to all the staff involved in the activities and to Mrs Seal and Mrs Davies who organised the day,” said headteacher Mark Fitzgibbon.

“Children came dressed up as their favourite book characters, with two winners chosen in each year group . They were rewarded with a book from the book fair.”

Besides the Book Week, every child at Alston Lane School has produced a piece of art in class and these were framed by the company involved in setting up the exhibition.

Parents were invited to browse the exhibition and purchase their child’s work, professionally framed.

Mr Fitzgibbon added: “The children were very enthusiastic and loved seeing their work displayed in the hall.

“The school would like to thank the parents who came to browse and those who supported the school by buying their child’s work.”