PUPILS at a Penketh primary school enjoyed a superheroes-themed week.

Michelle Riches, deputy head teacher at St Joseph's RC Primary School said: “We started off the week with the children coming to school and seeing missing posters on the playground as our school bell had been stolen.

“When the children arrived on the playground on Tuesday morning they were greeted by four superheroes: Superman, Supergirl, Spiderman and Wonder Woman.

“The children took part in workshops during the day with them.”

On Wednesday morning, the teachers used their superpowers to find the bell.

On Thursday morning, the staff and some of the children performed a flashmob on the playground while an assembly on Friday afternoon celebrated the week’s activities.

Throughout the week the children worked with different classes in the school to produce work based on superheroes.

Parents with ‘superhero’ jobs such as firefighters and nurses also came into the school for the children to ask questions.

Michelle added: “The children have really been inspired in their work this week. They have created their own superheroes, written stories, made videos, composed music and much more. All the children have painted a pebble with their superheroes name on or a symbol and these will be displayed on the school grounds.

“They love these themed weeks and the enthusiasm is infectious. The quality of work produced from this stimulus has been fantastic.

“Most importantly, fun has been had while learning. I am extremely proud to be involved with weeks like this and proud of how our staff really invest in these weeks.”