A CELEBRATED children's author was among a host of special guests to pay an inspiring visit to a Winsford school.

Following its success last year, Darnhall Primary School once again held a 'World of Work Week' to help make its children aware of the different opportunities available to them.

Last week a variety of guests came into school to speak with each class, from the nursery to year six.

And one such visitor was author Ruth Quayle, who engaged with each class in the school, running writing workshops which left a lasting impact on the children.

Ruth's visit was also arranged in celebration of National Children's Book Week and the school's head of English, Hayden Baxendale, said: “The week has been amazing – our children have loved working and listening to Ruth.

“She has inspired so many into reading and many have also written their own stories.”

Northwich Guardian: Ruth Quayle giving a talk to pupilsRuth Quayle giving a talk to pupils (Image: Darnhall Primary School)

Mr Baxendale added the highlight of Ruth's time at the school was the opportunity she gave students to create their own crime narratives, which 'added an exciting and creative twist' to their learning experience.

Joining Ruth at Darnhall were members of the children's families with jobs such as community nurse, web designer, fire cadet co-ordinator, mass spectrometry engineer, fire alarm engineer and TUI pilot.

Cheshire Police and the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service also stopped by, as did Eddisbury MP Edward Timpson.

Northwich Guardian: Year five pupil Rory Ambury dressed as a pilotYear five pupil Rory Ambury dressed as a pilot (Image: Darnhall Primary School)

Chloe Lupton, the school's carers and aspirations lead, said: "The aim of the week is to inspire our young children and make them aware of the different opportunities that are out there.

"As a school, this is something we are extremely passionate about and once again, we have been very successful in achieving this during this year’s World of Work Week."

On the final day of the week, which ran from November 6 to November 12, the children dressed up as what they wanted to be when they grow up and enjoyed sharing their aspirations for the future.

Northwich Guardian: Winsford firefighters with the nursery classWinsford firefighters with the nursery class (Image: Darnhall Primary School)