Who's behind the mask? World Book Day fun at De Lacy Pontefract Primary School

Teachers at De Lacy Primary School in Pontefract, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, came together to create a fun virtual event with pupils for World Book Day.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 4:45 pm
The children at home had to guess which teacher was behind which mask, which included an elephant, a strawberry, a gorilla and a fox

Staff put pupils to the test by guessing which teacher was reading a children's book of their choice - from behind a mask.

The premise was based on the hit ITV show, The Masked Singer, in which celebrities battle it out with their singing talents, and a panel of judges have to guess their identity, concealed behind a mask.

Leading up to World Book Day, 12 teachers at De Lacy sent a video of themselves reading a story book passage to be posted on social media, with a face filter , or 'mask', over their face.

The children at home had to guess which teacher was behind which mask, which included an elephant, a strawberry, a gorilla and a fox.

On Friday, the reveal took place, teachers removed their masks and the pupils counted up how many they guessed correctly.

The event was organised by Mrs Winter the Assistant Headteacher.

James Parkinson, Headteacher said: “It has been fantastic to see all of our families and children engaging in the Masked Reader this week.

"And to see them appreciating the importance of reading on World Book Day.”

To watch clips from the Masked Reader, visit De Lacy Primary Pontefract on Facebook