Students of a school in South Gloucestershire have taken part in a prestigious reading festival.

The University of Worcester held the Storytelling Festival for Children, which Hawkesbury Church Of England Primary School participated in.

The two week festival took place from October 15th and included many famous authors and story tellers.

Around 4000 children got involved during the event which was staged at the University of Worcester’s City campus.

Among the famous names at the festival was Michael Kerins, author of the ‘Weetom and the’ book series, with the Hawkesbury students even grabbing a photo.

A Family Weekend saw further storytelling activities open to the public, including the chance to work with the Wallace and Gromit film creators, Aardman Animation.

Anne Hannaford, Director of Arts and Culture at the University, said: "This year’s Festival offered a range of talented individuals and companies."