Inspirational books see pupils get in character
FROM stick men and flowerpot men to pirates and princesses, children across the town had a wonderful time dressing up for World Book Day.
Hundreds of children arrived at schools, nurseries and playgroups dressed as their favourite character for the annual celebration of reading, and dozens of proud parents have shared their pictures with us.
Even teachers got involved, with staff at Sutton St James Pre-school dressing as princesses, dragons and even Gangster Granny.
Gayle Parks, from the pre-school, said: “We all had great fun on World Book Day. The children all came dressed as their favourite book characters and brought their books to share with their friends.
“The children made up their very own ‘once upon a time’ stories and acted out traditional stories such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the Gingerbread Man.
“They even built homes for the Three Little Pigs and made ‘Goldilocks’ porridge’ for their snack.”
World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in more than 100 countries.
Children who dress up for the day receive a £1 book token which they use to get one of 10 new books, or get £1 off any full price book costing at least £2.99.
Thomas Skerritt, 4, from Broken Cross nursery, shows the inspiration behind his costume
Alfie, 6, from Nether Alderley Primary Academy, was a pirate from the book Pirates Love Underpants
Evie Barber, 7, from Ivy Bank School
Shelby Pope, 10, was Hetty Feather
Lucy Moore, 2, from Broken Cross Nursery