WHETHER at home or in the classroom, many of the district’s youngsters missed the traditional day-to-day school routine enjoyed by so many during the height of the pandemic.

But that certainly didn’t deter the spirits nor the hard work of pupils at Adderlane Academy, Prudhoe.

To keep lockdown learning interesting and exciting, teachers at the school asked the children to take part in a number of activities - ranging from a virtual Great British Bake Off inspired cooking challenge and a Masked Reader competition as part of World Book Day 2021.

And as you can see from these fun photographs, the imagination and enthusiasm of the Years’ 2 and 3 pupils had no bounds.

The Masked Reader competition was coordinated by English lead Rachel Storey and saw pupils design and make their owns masks. They then had to guess which young reader or staff member was behind each of them.

“The staff were dinosaurs, unicorns, koalas and heaven knows what, but the kids have loved”, said headteacher Emma Potts.

Councillor Gordon Stewart, who represents Prudhoe South, was involved in the project as well as Courant reporter Georgia Langdon.

Year 3 teacher Faye Beckwith organised the school’s baking contest - complete with a green screen tent background!

Ms Potts added: “It’s given us such a well needed lift!”

The school were supported by local Caffe Ginevra.