Pupils put celebs under microscope

Pupils at Waddingham Primary School dressed as influential people from the past and present.  Pictured is Hollie, 11, dressed as a Banksy painting Wall and Piece  (G110407-7c)
Pupils at Waddingham Primary School dressed as influential people from the past and present. Pictured is Hollie, 11, dressed as a Banksy painting Wall and Piece (G110407-7c)

IMAGINATIVE children from Waddingham Primary School paid tributes to their heroes by dressing up as their favourite influential people.

The school project saw pupils come dressed as everyone from Angelina Jolie to Winston Churchill before giving a presentation on why their hero was the most influential.

Headteacher Miss Marsden said that the children really rose to the challenge.

“The Year 5 and 6 pupils have been doing a project looking at influential people and after looking at several different people they had to choose a person that they felt had a lot of influence today,” she said.

“Over the last few weeks of term they have had to research that person and had to put together a presentation to convince people that their person was the best one.”

“We had a wide range of people – from Angelina Jolie to Banksy as well as Winston Churchill, Daniel Radcliffe and even the man who invented the Dyson vacuum cleaner.”

Miss Marsden said that the presentation day was a huge success.

“A lot of parents and people from the community came to watch, and then the pupils were asked to vote,” she said. “Jamie Oliver was to overall winner, believe it or not!”

“I think the children did a fantastic job and put a lot of effort in and really did their research.”

“They put some really good arguments forward – it was a very closely fought contest and we are just really proud of all of them.”