Published: 02/12/2017 06:00 - Updated: 02/12/2017 06:06

Kids get into character as Invergordon school library opens a new chapter

Written byHector MacKenzie

 

South Lodge pupil Logan Mackay displays one of the Wallace and Gromit books sent to him by Nick Park. Picture: Callum Mackay
South Lodge pupil Logan Mackay displays one of the Wallace and Gromit books sent to him by Nick Park. Picture: Callum Mackay
INVERGORDON pupil Logan Mackay had every reason to look pleased with himself at a special school event this week.

 

The South Lodge student got into character – as Wallace, of Wallace and Gromit fame – to celebrate the opening of a new school library at the Easter Ross primary this week.

The enterprising youngster wrote to invite academy award winning Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park to the opening of the revamped space. Nick couldn’t make it but kindly sent a well-received boxful of books for the library instead.

The school is a Scottish flagship for a literacy scheme which places a firm emphasis on encouraging reading.

Best known as the creator of  Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, Nick Park has been nominated for an Academy Award six times, wining four with Creature Comforts, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit.

His 2000 film Chicken Run is the highest-grossing stop motion animated film.

Full story and more pictures inside this week's Ross-shire Journal.   

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