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Wednesday, 01 July 2015

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Imaginations run free at Maryport story week

Pupils of a Maryport infant school and their families were encouraged to use their imagination about life on the high seas.

More than 30 youngsters at Netherton Infant School have been taking part in a story-telling week, led by Ian Douglas.

The theme on Tuesday was stories influenced by the sea, when children created characters using driftwood and other material.

Ben Gates, of Carlisle, provided music for the day.

Hazel Taylor, 73, of Victoria Terrace, Maryport, who was there with granddaughter Libby Dunston, five, said: “It has been a very creative day and it has got them to think about stories and use their imagination.”

Fiona McKnight, 46, of Ellen Villa, Maryport, who attended with five-year-old grandson Daniel Thompson, said: “It’s been a great day for everyone and very educational.”

Daniel, who named his character Mr Smarty Pants, said: “I’ve really enjoyed myself and I’ve liked making the character.”

Themes for the rest of the week included the Arctic and Viking adventures.

Lynn Millington, headteacher, said: “It’s important for parents and children to work alongside each other on something that is fun and creative without any distractions such as laptops or the TV.”

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