Doncaster children bring book characters to life

James Worthington, of  Talegate Theatre, pictured with schoolchildren from across Doncaster at the Doncaster Book Awards launch last year. Picture: Marie Caley
James Worthington, of Talegate Theatre, pictured with schoolchildren from across Doncaster at the Doncaster Book Awards launch last year. Picture: Marie Caley

Pupils from a Doncaster academy and four primary schools have been acting out scenes from books included ones that have been included on the Doncaster Book Award shortlist.

Youngsters from Don Valley Academy spent two days working with pupils from Bentley High Street, Bentley New Village, Kirkby Avenue and Saltersgate primary schools.

The workshops encouraged the children to widen their reading choices and also provided opportunities, through drama activities, to practise group-working and performance skills.