STUDENTS WOWED BY LIVING BOOKS
The Otley Family of Schools Living Books Day took place at several venues across Otley. The event involved some 270 young people from the 8 schools across the partnership, with each group of pupils “borrowing” a number of different “living books” - people who live in our local community – hearing stories from their childhood and asking them about their subsequent lives and what has brought them to (or kept them living in) our local area. The theme of the event was “You can’t judge a book by its cover”, and pupils considered issues such as identity, community, diversity and preconceptions. After the event, pupils will draw on the day’s learning to complete some kind of curriculum-based work back in their respective schools.