The perfect reading spot ...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: A shopping trolley was the place of choice for Chris Britton to enjoy reading a magazine.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: A shopping trolley was the place of choice for Chris Britton to enjoy reading a magazine.

READING in the shower, a greenhouse or a cabbage patch ... these were just some of the inventive ideas pupils had to launch Children’s Book Month.

Youngsters at All Saints Middle School in Sudbury were given the chance to dress up as their favourite literary character for the day, or to find unusual places in which to read, with the aim of enjoying reading and having fun doing it.

English teacher David Flisher said: “Some pupils leapt at the chance to spend a whole day sitting quietly in the reading areas and diligently reading their own books – an option that was four times oversubscribed.

“Afterwards , many asked if it could be made a regular feature of their learning week.”

Professional authors Victor Watson and Mike Dodsworth spent time with younger pupils at the Acton Lane school, sharing stories based in East Anglia during the Second World War.

“Older students enjoyed small group workshops on different aspects of reading for pleasure, from reading through music or art, to discovery and exploring an author,” added Mr Flisher.