Local author opens new library to celebrate World Book Day

Lindow Primary School celebrated World Book Day by opening its new library named by the children 'Booktropolis'.

Decorated with a large mural depicting many books, designed and painted by two of their talented teaching assistants, Mrs Darroch and Mrs Hobson, assisted by the children.

Children's author, Caroline Woolley, cut the ribbon after delivering an inspirational talk to the whole school.

Caroline, who was educated locally at Mottram St Andrew Primary and Fallibroome School, explained how, though dyslexic, she was determined to become an author and now has series of children's books describing mythical kingdoms and viking sagas.

After the formal opening, she ran workshops for Key Stage 2 pupils encouraging the children to use their imagination to create characters and stories.

Later in the day, guest readers visited the school to read from their favourite children's book.

Dr James Pulle, Headteacher at Wilmslow High School, read Nick Butterworth's The Whisperer with great enthusiasm to Years 5 and 6, while his wife revisited a classroom she taught in over 20 years ago to read to Years 1 and 2.

Erik Garner from Wilmslow Football Academy read John's Magic Gloves to Year 4 while Mr Norman, another former teacher at Lindow, read to Year 3.

School Governor Richard Norris said "All the children and staff were attired in costumes representing characters from their favourite book and enjoyed book related activities throughout the day."