Posted: Fri 4th Mar 2016

Caerphilly celebrates World Book Day! /
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 4th, 2016

Children (and adults!) across Caerphilly have celebrated World Book day 2016! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Schools across Caerphilly have been visiting their local libraries to celebrate their favourite books and find out all about the benefits of joining the library. Pupils at St. Gwladys School Bargoed received a special visit from author Jeremy Damian at Bargoed library. Jeremy talked about his book ‘Darius and Chums – and the missing sapphire’, his inspiration for the characters and how he came up with the idea for Cwmlas, the fictional place where the story is set. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As always fancy dress was encouraged with pupils making the effort to dress up as their favourite character from fiction. Famous faces included ‘Gangtsa’ Granny, Harry Potter, Captain Hook, Matilda and Cruella de Vil. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Caerphilly Council also teamed up with pupils from Plas-y-Felin Primary School, Caerphilly for to create a series of short videos about some of the worlds most loved children’s books. Pupils acted out, read quotes and used props to honour their favourite stories. To watch the videos visit or follow @Caerphillycbc on Twitter. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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