Wimpy Kid Show comes to Alvechurch

Published Wednesday, 10th February 2016

Nearly four hundred school children were captivated by The Wimpy Kid Show, free entertainment organised by the County Council's Schools' Library Service, when it came to Alvechurch Middle School.


The one hour show, which is based on the global bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series intersperses video clips of the author, Jeff Kinney, with lots of fun and interactive games, was laid on for pupils from Alvechurch Middle School.  It was provided free of charge by Puffin Books as a result of a successful application by the county's Schools' Library Service.

After an hour of spellbinding entertainment the children could buy any number of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid titles and have their books specially stamped with an image of Greg.

Sue Sheridan Head of English at Alvechurch Middle School said: "The school was really excited about this opportunity and working with the library again. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are incredibly popular and  the pupils were inspired by this visit'.

Cllr Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member for localism and communities said: "Well done to the Schools' Library Service for persuading Puffin Books to bring this show outside London.  This kind of entertainment is really valuable to our young readers – bringing books and characters even more to life, encouraging reading and making it all so much fun".