World Book Day preparations were in full flow at Kingmoor Junior School in Carlisle last week.

Teachers refused to let lockdown put a dampener on the celebrations as they helped prepare 309 World Book Day packs for students to enjoy.

The packs include books and resources that can be used to participate in the many activities and events that the school will be holding for the whole week.

Kingmoor Junior School teacher, Alison Cowie, said:"At our school we really do value reading and we want the children to take pleasure in the reading that they do. We felt like it would have been a wasted opportunity if we didn't carry on with this.

Ms Cowie hopes the series of pre-recorded events and lessons for the week will provide the students with some much needed entertainment during lockdown.

"We wanted it to be a cross-curricular themed week. The learning has taken place through the inspiration of one novel called the Tin Forest by Helen Ward and we've used that for our inspiration to do some work.

"We've tried to make it as inclusive as we can for everybody.We're providing laptops with all the pre-recorded sessions uploaded on to them for children who might not have a good internet signal or who struggling with computer access.

"We've really gone for it."

The school has even prepared recorded stories read by teachers for children who struggle with their reading.

"It has been a massive team effort. We've had some real positive feedback from home and from the children.

"Our main goal is to raise their enthusiasm for reading."

The school's WBD theme is environmental, focusing on ways to help look after the planet.

"It's a really topical issue. I think we all have a responsibility to do our bit and sometimes it's too easy to assume that someone else is going to do it and we want to make sure our children are well informed that thy can make a difference, too."