A game of Quidditch to mark World Book Day at Delamere Academy 

The fun of World Book Day continued into Friday for children at Delamere Academy.

Pupils dressed as their favourite characters and shared their most treasured reads with friends.

There were lots of book-themed activities and parents also joined the fun when they read their favourite childhood books to children in Key Stage 1.

For lunch, cooked by Irish Celebrity Masterchef winner Harry Marquart, children enjoyed Twits Bird Pie accompanied by Wormy Spaghetti, followed with Bruce Bogtrotter Chocolate Fudge Cake and James’s Giant Peaches.

Key Stage 2 children were then treated to a Harry Potter style sports lesson, with the University of Chester’s Quidditch team coaching them through a game.

Headteacher, Julie Clayton, said: “The theme of the day was to share a story and each year group chose a book as a focus for the day.

“The staff worked incredibly hard to make it a day to remember, decorating a classroom as a big top, re-enacting the Gruffalo and setting mysteries to solve.

“I’d also like to thank the parents who came in to share their stories with Key Stage 1 children, which added to the magic of the day.”

The Stoney Lane school is part of North West Academies Trust (NWAT), which includes St Martin’s at Chester, Oak View at Winsford, Weaverham Primary Academy and Rudheath Senior Academy.

Delamere was recently named one of the top 10 non-fee paying primary schools in the country by Tatler magazine, for consistently featuring in the top 1% in the Government’s school performance tables.

It has also won Platinum status for sporting provision and was the top performing school in Cheshire West in the latest SATs results.

For more information about Delamere CofE Academy, email: admin@delamere.cheshire.sch.uk or tel: 01829 707 979.