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Today is world book day and a group of children from Dumfries have been along to Moat Brae House to learn all about the story of Peter Pan.
The first phase of restoration works have just been completed, and a six weeks period of free public tours are starting this Saturday.
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A group of children from St Andrew’s primary school have been learning all about the story of Peter Pan, and went along to visit Moat Brae House to see where his inspiration came from.
Barbara Chierici Black is a teacher at the school. She said: “Obviously they know characters from the stories which we have discussed in the nursery, what type of character they were, whether they were a baddie or a goodie and why they were a goody or why they were a baddy."
She continued: "They’ve just thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed it and we’ve had a lot of parents helping and all the parents are getting involved and even the staff. “
Cathy Agnew is the Project Director of the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust. She hopes that lots of people will attend the free tours and give their feedback on the progress so far.
She said: "We’d like people to come along and see what we’ve done so far, the end of the phase A works where we have this wind and water-tight shell and the house is saved.
"We want them to see what we’ve actually done and then have a look at our ideas and plans for the future, and we can tell them that it’s going to be a centre for children’s literature and story telling and they can have their say too."
Nursery school children from Dumfries have been visiting the home of Peter Pan to celebrate World Book Day.
J.M Barrie used to play in Moat Brae house as a young boy, and it was where he was inspired to write the story of Peter Pan.
The first phase of restoration works have just been completed and the Moat Brae Trust is launching a six-weeks of free public tours of the house.
Today marks World Book Day, an international celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading.
To mark the day children across our region have been dressing up as their favourite literary characters, and you've been sending us your pictures.
Charlie Josh Russell dressed up as Ron Weasley because in his words "he's ginger"!
Did you or your children head off this morning in fancy dress? Let us know!
World book day is being celebrated at Moat Brae House in Dumfries, where 20 school children are going along to learn about the story of Peter Pan.
J.M Barrie played in the gardens of the house as a young boy and that's where his inspiration came from to write Peter Pan.
The house is being renovated by the Moat Brae Trust and phase A of the restoration works is now complete.
The trust is using world book day to launch a six-week period of free public tours to allow people to see what progress has been made.
The building is now fully wind and water-tight and brand new windows have been installed.
During the renovation works some small sections of original mosaics were uncovered. The intricate tesserae work features the classic scrolling detail popular in Greek -Revival decoration.
The first of the public tours will start this Saturday and the trust is inviting everyone to come along and give their comments on the progress.
Moat Brae Trust in Dumfries is launching a six-week period of free public tours of the house where J.M Barrie was inspired to write Peter pan.
School children dressed up in themed costumes will be at the launch later, to mark World Book Day.
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