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Magic of Narnia inspires pupils as CS Lewis festival gets under way
10:00am Friday 20th September 2013 in News
Buy this photo » Sharon Kanu, nine, takes on the part of Aslan the Lion, as Joy Howell, who organised the workshop watches. Picture: OX62042 David Fleming
THE magical world of Narnia was brought alive for pupils at an Oxford school as the CS Lewis Festival got under way in Headington.
All pupils at St Andrew’s Primary School took part in assemblies, workshops, music and theatre around the subject.
It was organised by charity Barnabas in Schools as a way of exploring some of the Christian messages in CS Lewis’ books.
Headteacher Jude Bennett said: “I think it was a really successful day. The children enjoyed the acting, the freeze-framing and being the characters and taking on and understanding the characteristics of the person.
“It was a really fun way into those stories.”
Year 5 pupil Ella Keeley, nine, said: “I really enjoyed learning about Narnia.”
Her classmate, Nathan Streete, also nine, added: “It was great fun being the main characters.”
Events at the festival, being held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of CS Lewis, will run until Sunday.
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