Pupils enjoy 'Story through movement' sessions on World Book Day


Pupils at Combe Down Primary school in Bath will be celebrating World Book Day by enjoying their favourite books through movement, stretching and relaxation sessions with Bath based kid’s yoga company, YOGADOO.

Over two days, culminating in Thursday 2nd March all 409 pupils at the school aged 4-11 years will enjoy a Gruffalo or a Roald Dahl themed 30 minute ‘Story through movement’ session led by professional yoga teachers from YOGAOO, Lucy Aston and Emma Hughes.

YOGADOO recently won best Health business at the Bath Life Awards and teaches yoga and mindfulness in Primary and Secondary schools across Bath and North East Somerset.

Deputy Head of Combe Down Primary School, Jo Randall said: “Our pupils have run YOGADOO sessions at the school in the past, and they have always been incredibly popular and enthusiastically enjoyed by the children, we love the way that their favourite stories can be brought to life by learning poses and stretches and breathing exercises.”

Davina Lucas, English Subject leader said: “The Story through movement sessions are part of a three day celebration of books, culminating in World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March when all the children will come to school dressed as their favourite book characters. Other activities include; visits from authors, themed assemblies and a ‘Drop everything and read’ session when all pupils and staff will stop what they are doing and read for pleasure. We will also be having a visit from a Theatre company who will perform their adaptation of Robin Hood to the whole school.”

YOGADOO founder and children’s yoga teacher, Lucy Aston said: “The Gruffalo and Roald Dahl’s stories are perfect material to use as a theme for a children’s yoga class. We’ll have Tree pose, mouse (or child’s pose), Cobra for snake! YOGADOO sessions teach children poses and relaxation techniques to help relax and calm their bodies and minds. Seeing the pupils taking part in their ‘Story through movement’ class in full World Book Day costume is quite spectacular, and so much fun.”