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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Thinking outside of the box with fabulous book creations

Imagination and creativity were abundant when our Junior Boys were tasked with recreating a scene from their favourite book in a shoebox as part of celebrations for World Book Day on Thursday 5 March.

With a vast array of creations on show, pupils took their inspiration from a range of books with popular authors such as Roald Dahl and David Walliams well represented, along with classic stories such as ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ and ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’. Engineering skills were thoroughly put to the test with many of the ingenious designs incorporating moving parts or lights. 













An exhibition of the boxes saw pupils from across the school vote for their favourite design and allowed the boys a chance to talk about their creations and the books from which they drew inspiration. 

Diane Flood, Junior Boys Librarian, commented on the exercise: “The boys clearly enjoyed crafting their boxes and were excited to see everyone else’s creations. The project really got them thinking ‘outside of the box’, or should I say inside of the box and allowed pupils to reflect on their reading.”

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