Schoolchildren from Waltham and Redmile build story characters out of the snow to celebrate World Book Day due to site closures

Heavy snowfall didn't stop schoolchildren from Waltham and Redmile from enjoying World Book Day.

Monday, 12th March 2018, 2:00 pm
Mrs Copeland (teacher at Redmile) with daughter Ruby and their snow penguin from 'Tacky and the Emperor' by Helen Lester PHOTO: Supplied

Although both schools had to be closed recently due to inclement weather and ensuring the safety of families and staff, teachers set the children a special challenge; to create a character from their favourite book out of snow.

Executive head teacher of both schools, Julie Hopkins, said: “Closing the schools was always a difficult decision to make, especially when there were so many exciting things planned for the children.

“The children and staff were very imaginative with their creations and have had some good discussions and laughs back in school.

A football player from a Match of the Day Annual PHOTO: Supplied

“Our planned activities were rescheduled last week because many of the children had costumes that they were longing to wear, although I think the 2018 snowy World Book Day characters were their highlight.”

Cinderella PHOTO: Supplied
Goldilocks from Goldilocks and the Three Bears PHOTO: Supplied
Thomas (pupil at Waltham) and his Harry Potter snowman from Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone PHOTO: Supplied
George from Pizza for Pirates PHOTO: Supplied
A football player from a Match of the Day Annual PHOTO: Supplied
Cinderella PHOTO: Supplied
Goldilocks from Goldilocks and the Three Bears PHOTO: Supplied
Thomas (pupil at Waltham) and his Harry Potter snowman from Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone PHOTO: Supplied
George from Pizza for Pirates PHOTO: Supplied