When Richard Naylor and Alun Armstrong joined book worms for the Big Read

Richard Naylor, right, and Alun Armstrong at The Big Read at Ipswich Town Football Club with Thurles

Richard Naylor, right, and Alun Armstrong at The Big Read at Ipswich Town Football Club with Thurleston High School pupils Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

Hundreds of eager readers packed into Portman Road to take part in a book quiz, create their own fictitious characters and read with their footballing heroes back in 2003.

Interesting reading for Ipswich Town stars Richard Naylor, left, and Alun Armstrong at the Big Read,

Interesting reading for Ipswich Town stars Richard Naylor, left, and Alun Armstrong at the Big Read, staged for hundreds of children at Ipswich Town Football Club Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

Pupils from Ipswich schools including Thurleston High School and Henley Primary School were invited to the Big Read which was hosted at club.

Scary moment as puppets of the Norwich puppet Theatre were held over children attending The Big Read

Scary moment as puppets of the Norwich puppet Theatre were held over children attending The Big Read, at Ipswich Town Football Club Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

Pictures were captured on the day by one of our photographers as pupils gathered junk to make fictitious characters and puppets from Norwich puppet Theatre were held over their heads.

Richard Naylor signs a cap for one of the pupils at the Big Read at Portman Road Picture: KEITH MIN

Richard Naylor signs a cap for one of the pupils at the Big Read at Portman Road Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

Ipswich Town players Richard Naylor and Alun Armstrong attended this fun session, reading books with pupils on the pitch.

Pupils from Thurleston High School doing a quiz at Ipswich Town Football Club Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

Pupils from Thurleston High School doing a quiz at Ipswich Town Football Club Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

Did you attend the Big Read with your school 15 years ago?

Henley Primary School pupil gathering junk to make fictitious characters Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

Henley Primary School pupil gathering junk to make fictitious characters Picture: KEITH MINDHAM


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Henley Primary School pupils making imaginary characters out of junk Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

Henley Primary School pupils making imaginary characters out of junk Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

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