A MAGICAL adventure has inspired Widnes schoolchildren to mount a thought provoking exhibition.

Pupils at Moorfield Primary School were challenged to write, draw and create sculptures based on the picture book Leon and the Place Between.

Angela McAllister has conjured a spellbinding story that unfolds in the mysterious world of Grahame Baker-Smith’s stunning illustrations.

Every child took part in drama, art, science and music activities for two weeks and their work culminated in an exhibition.

Headteacher Kathryn Heyes said: ‘I am absolutely bowled over by the whole achievement of this project.

“I would like to congratulate staff and pupils on this spectacular representation of a magical story.

“We strive to ensure that quality children’s literature can be placed at the heart of all learning.

“This work raises the achievement of children through the teaching of literacy, both creatively and effectively.

“We had amazing feedback from our parents. The whole school is immensely proud of what has been achieved here.”

Special thanks have been given to parent Wayne Fitzpatrick who approached his employer Metsa Wood, of Ditton Road.

“They kindly donated all the wood needed to build the structure for the display in the school hall,” added Mrs Heyes.”

The mayor and mayoress of Halton Cllrs Alan and Joan Lowe said they were very impressed by the standard of work on display.

Mil Vasic, Halton Council’s strategic director for people, said he was ‘absolutely amazed’ by the children’s imaginative work.