In­spi­ra­tional books see pupils get in char­ac­ter

Macclesfield Express - - WORLD BOOK DAY - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL

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

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