Children write a colourful chapter for creative week

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Children transported themselves into the magical world of books as they dressed up as their favourite characters.

The pupils from Purbrook Junior School, Waterlooville, wore outfits from Harry Potter, Quasimodo, Sleeping Beauty and even a tree, as part of creativity week.

The week of reading and writing activities culminated on Friday with fancy dress and a visit from writer Andrew Norriss, whose books include The Unluckiest Boy In The World and TV programme The Brittas Empire.

Kevin Parfoot, headteacher at the school, said: 'The children were very engaged during the week and what I really appreciated was that the parents had bothered to do costumes for them. 'Some of the children got into character, I think they just enjoyed not wearing school uniform!'

He added: 'The event was a way of the school and the children having a change from their normal lives. It was a fantastic week.'