Broadford School pupils go from page to stage at West End theatre visit

Children from Broadford Primary School went to see War Horse in the West End.

Children from Broadford Primary School went to see War Horse in the West End. - Credit: Archant

A school’s weekly book club is encouraging pupils to develop a love of reading.

As part of Broadford Primary School’s new initiative pupils read and study an assigned book and are then taken to see the story come to life on stage in the West End.

The school’s librarian, Miss Sparkes, hosts the weekly meeting and encourages the children to look at the characters and discuss themes in the books.

Year 5 and 6 pupils have been to see War Horse, written by Michael Morpurgo at the New London theatre. Broadford pupil Ella Wheal, 10, said: “The puppets were incredible. Watching the story come to life like that has made me realise how great books are. I love Michael Morpurgo!”

Year 3 and 4 pupils have also been taken to see Matilda in the West End after studying the book. Enthusiastic reader Spencer Griffiths, nine, said: “I thought the book was amazing. I’m now trying to read all the Roald Dahl stories.”


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