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Chingford primary surprises kids with Toy Story themed day

The entire school was transformed into a Toy Story ‘wonderland’, with teachers dressed up as toys from the hit Pixar film franchise, writes Rana Rastegari

Credit: Yvette Woodhouse

Staff at a Chingford primary surprised their kids by turning the school into a Toy Story themed “wonderland” today (12th June).

Teachers dressed in Toy Story costumes greeted Parkside Primary School’s 678 students as they arrived through the gates this morning, with pupils going on to enjoy a day of learning inspired by the popular Pixar animated films.

The day began with an assembly where the children practised their writing skills in order to reunite the rest of the toys with Andy.

Ms Cousins, Parkside’s headteacher, said: “Staff have once again outdone themselves with their creativity to turn Parkside into a Toy Story set.

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“They have been inventive to re-use items for the props, to be as sustainable as possible. This year at Parkside we are focusing on the themes of friendship and loyalty and Toy Story obviously works really well for talking about friendship and showing one another kindness.

“We’re sure the fabulous Parkside children will create some incredible written work throughout the day and make lasting memories.”

The school has implemented annual ‘writing days’ which are themed days of learning. Themes include Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins and Toy Story.

Parent of a Year 6 student, Arran, stated: “It’s great to see! Learning should be fun and it’s clear the team at Parkside are motivated to go to such lengths to deliver these unique writing days. It’s what makes this school so special! Well done to all!”

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