Pupils sing their hearts out
The Beast from the East couldn’t ruin the fun
Despite the snow causing many schools in Peterborough to shut, lots of pupils made a huge effort to dress up for World Book Day last Thursday. Lots of you sent in photos of your children dressed up as characters, with several children appearing as Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
There were also a couple of ‘Wallies’ and some characters from Roald Dahl novels.
Peterborough City Hospital also got involved, Members of the Amazon Ward play team dressed up as the ‘Things’ from the much loved Dr Suess book Cat in the Hat for the young patients.
Throughout the afternoon the ‘Things’ visited each child and let them choose one of the books from their trolley which they got to take home having missed World Book Day at school.
Nicola Wright, play team specialist, said: “Traditionally for World Book Day we dress up as Where’s Wally as it’s so popular, however this year we chose the book Cat in the Hat because it coincides with Dr Suess’ birthday on March 2.
“We love dressing up as it brings fun to the hospital and puts smiles on the children’s faces. Especially if they miss the opportunity at school it still makes them feel like they’ve still been included.”
Peterborough United also released a video of players and staff reading from a children’s book to mark the day.
Woodston Primary School. Agfa Celery, Vanessa O’Connor, Gary Alford with Alex Celery Photo sent in by Emma Fleming. She said: “My little Violet Beauregarde!”
The Village Playgroup, Werrington
Ruby, Roman and Karla as Red Riding Hood, Thing 2 and Cat in the Hat at Gunthorpe Primary
Dragons Isaac Talbot and Mason Cripps.
Gabriella (8) as “Pippi Longstockings”
Harley Rose at Eye C of E Primary as Where’s Wally
Deanne Weise’s daughter Niamh dressed as Belle
Reion Bryant-Williams - the troll from Three Billy Goats Gruff
Gemma Afford’s son Alfie (8) who is a Ghostbuster
Thomas Mapplebeck as Harry
Ariana aged 3 as a Tooth Fairy
Carrie Moore’s nine-year- old daughter Lacey as Belle
Carrie Moore’s five-yearold daughter Jorgie as Anna at Discovery Primary School
Amber Collins, Kairah Verdi, Maya Mroz, Macauley-Rhys Leedell, Suzanna Seizek
Peterborough City Hospital Amazon Ward play team
Photo from Samantha Pearce