HARRY Potters, Gruffalos and Alices in Wonderland galore had a whale of a time at King’s Ely Acremont.

To say the pupils – and staff – went all out for Book Week would be a slight understatement.

The literary celebrations kicked off on the Monday when the little ones dressed up as their favourite story characters, which included a colourful costume parade of Little Red Riding Hoods, pirates and Where’s Wally, of course. During the week, the Reception children were treated to a visit to Ely’s Burrows Bookshop, Year 2 pupils enjoyed a trip to King’s Ely’s Library, The Porta, and there was a special visit from renowned children’s author, Nick Butterworth, who met with all the children and signed copies of their books.

The action-packed Book Week adventure also featured a Year 2 trip to Ely Library and exciting storytelling sessions with Annabel Reddick, owner of Burrows Bookshop, Michelle Larbey, and Laura Robson Brown and Katherine Mann, author and creator of ‘Fitz and Will: The Cambridge Cats’ series. The Cambridge Cats themselves also made a purr-fect guest appearance – much to the delight of the children.

Head of King’s Ely Acremont, Jon Willcocks, said: “Meeting the authors really brings books to life, allowing the children to learn about their lives and their inspiration and will hopefully contribute to a love of literature which lasts into adult life. Who knows, it may even have inspired some to become budding authors themselves.”

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