Author inspires artistic display at Offwell Primary School

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:31 14 July 2017

All the children and staff added to the art display at Offwell school. Picture: Contributed

All the children and staff added to the art display at Offwell school. Picture: Contributed


Children and staff at Offwell Primary School have added a splash of colour with an outdoor art display.

Taking inspiration from the work of Lauren Child, the new Waterstone’s children’s laureate, everybody created a picture of themselves.

Lauren Child, best know for the Charlie and Lola books, was recently quoted as saying: “I do think there is still a need to talk about reading for pleasure.

“I don’t know why we get bogged down in arguments about what they should be reading when anything you love to read is worth reading and gets you in the habit.”

Mrs Billington, headteacher at Offwell, said this reflected the stance the school takes.

She said: “This is was exactly the ethos of the school, where reading is a real strength because we always encourage our children to read for pleasure, not just for using in the curriculum.”

The children’s work can now be seen on the fence at the school.

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