A BEAR that’s been on adventures around the world faces his poshest challenge yet ... a special role at a wedding.
Youngsters at Shepley First School have been taking Barnaby Bear on holidays and trips out all year – but when their teacher, Leah Malone, was getting married, Barnaby just had to be there too.
So one of the parents bought him a little tuxedo and he’ll be carried down the aisle by four-year-old pageboy Dylan Langston tomorrow, watched by many pupils from the school who will be in the church.
Leah – who has just finished her first year as a teacher at Shepley First and will move to Kirkburton CE First School in September – said: “It’s been a lovely geography topic which has really caught the children’s imagination.
“Barnaby has been all around the world including Italy and America and even to Disney World in Florida!
“The children take photographs of Barnaby and then write about him in a journal.’’
Leah’s mum, Pam, said: “It will be so wonderful to see children there from Leah’s class which shows just how highly they and their parents think of her.”
Leah, 28, is marrying 30-year-old Julian Marsh, who works in sales at Huddersfield builders’ merchants Naylor Myers.
The couple live in Shepley and will marry at St Paul’s Church in Shepley at 1pm tomorrow afternoon.