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FAMILY

Text by JESS BAULDRY

Photography by LALA LA PHOTO

Imagination at play

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hildren’s author Gillian Cross told pupils at St. George’s International Primary School in March: “I have the best job in the world because it’s not really a job, I just make up stories all the time and write them down.” The 71-year-old came to Luxembourg to talk about writing and watch a performance of her book The Demon Headmaster for book week. During the assembly, the children laughed out loud when Cross animatedly recounted the fantastic stories she devised to entertain her little brother and friends as a child, right up to the moment she recognised the real power of story­telling. The school was awash with characters from children’s books as pupils and teachers dressed up. Cross said: “This is obviously a school where books are valued. You can tell that by the variety of characters the children are dressed up as.” icon_website www.delano.lu/snapshots

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BOOK WEEK A. Gillian Cross gave an animated account of how she discovered her talent for storytelling B. and D. St. George’s International Primary School children engaged with Cross’ captivating stories in an assembly on 3 March C. A child dressed up as a knight points a toy sword at school principal Christian Barkei (on right) E. Among the favourite characters children dressed up as was “The Gruffalo” F., G. and H. Gillian Cross gave a number of story-writing workshops at the school (www.st-georges.lu) I. A teacher dressed up as Little Miss Muffet reads from the nursery rhyme

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Delano April 2017  

Delano April 2017  

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