Dorset school children have shared their love of reading with teachers from across Europe.
The pupils at Three Legged Cross First School, part of Heath Academy Trust, welcomed 17 teachers from Sweden, France, Italy, Bulgaria and Romania for a special three-day visit.
It was the culmination of an Erasmus project which saw Three Legged Cross team up with other European schools to share best practice in the teaching of reading.
And the children at Three Legged Cross demonstrated just how inventive education can be when it comes to engaging and inspiring them.
Across the three days the youngsters treated their visitors to drama performances led by the Treehouse Theatre Company, book illustration workshops hosted by Horrible History’s illustrator Martin Brown and a trip to Corfe Castle – not only a site of historical significance but also a famous literary location.
Justine Horn, CEO of Heath Academy Trust and headteacher at Three Legged Cross, said: “Our joint Erasmus project with other schools in Europe was funded by the EU and centred on promoting a love of reading for children.
“Over the last two years we have visited each other’s countries to share good practice and learn about differences in cultural approaches to all aspects of education.
“We were delighted to welcome the teachers to England and show how we encourage our children to have a love of reading.”
The pupils will now write their own books inspired by the activities they took part in.
These books will be made available online to the children from all the other Erasmus partner schools.