STAFF at Camelsdale Primary School revealed hidden talents when they appeared as their favourite super heroes in a grand finale to an action-packed English Week.

The week included an after-school book fair, Pen to Paper writing workshops led by author Sarah Lucas, as well as a story time led by staff from the Haslemere Book Shop.

Henry Adams estate agents launched the week’s reading challenge for the whole school to tackle and the juniors were inspired by visiting author David Fuller and enjoyed reciting poetry they had learnt for the week.

Year 1 pupils were joined by their grandparents for storytime and Year 6 visited Hammer over-60s’ club to compare favourite books, films and TV for both generations.

Club members were also entertained by their visitors’ recital from Macbeth.

Even the school’s new Humphrey’s Café got in on the activities, serving up character-inspired cakes for pudding one day.

Headteacher Sarah Palmer said: “ English Week enables us to indulge in all things books and writing related to inspire the next generation of authors and wordsmiths.

“The whole school writing workshop inspired by Aaron Becker’s book The Quest saw the children craft text for his second book in his trilogy.

“Like last year, we hope he will enjoy reading it.

“The PTA have also very generously replaced all our Oxford Reading Tree books – our key tool – and it is lovely to see the children so engaged in their early stages of learning to read.

“Camelsdale prides itself on developing good literacy skills and weeks like this help to nurture that talent.”

* The school is currently working towards its goal of achieving the gold standard modeshift award for its commitment as an eco-school by promoting sustainable travel.

It is in urgent need of a new school crossing patrol officer.

The position is paid and could be a job share. Applicants are invited to call the school on 01428 642177 to find out more about the job.