Corby pupils take a novel approach to celebrating World Book Day

Pupils joined in from home as well as at school

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 5:39 pm

Pupils at one Corby school found their education got curiouser and curiouser as they took a trip into wonderland for World Book Day.

Hazel Leys Academy in Gainsborough Road used Alice in Wonderland as a springboard to tumble down the rabbit hole of literature.

Head of academy and Mad Hatter for the day, Melissa Albert and her staff took on the roles from the Lewis Carrol classic and they were joined by dozens of princesses, wizards and comic book heroes.

In the afternoon, each class had a Mad Hatter's tea party with scones, cream and hot chocolate and Alice-based activities including quizzes with their home-schooled friends.

Year 6 pupil Jess, 11, said: "I really like World Book Day. This year has been really good. I have tried whipped cream and scones for the first time."

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