The world of make believe was brought to life when students and staff dressed as their favourite literary characters to celebrate World Book Day.
Harry Potter, Matilda, Cruella De Vil, Oliver Twist and Little Red Riding Hood were among the characters who turned up to school as part of the festivities, alongside the entire cast of Winnie The Pooh, and characters from Alice in Wonderland.
The annual World Book Day is a celebration of books, authors, illustrators and reading, which aims to ignite imaginations and help students gain a lifelong passion for reading.
Each student and member of staff who dressed up made a 50p donation to the Book Bus charity, which aims to improve child literacy rates in Africa, Asia and South America by providing children with books and the inspiration to read them.
Mrs K Allen, Lead Practitioner, said: “Staff and Lower School students were invited to dress up as characters from their favourite books as part of the celebrations to mark World Book Day.
“The day provides a fantastic opportunity to inspire our students and ignite in them a lifelong love of books and reading. It was another very enjoyable day, with some fantastic costumes on show.”
As part of the celebrations, students put their creative writing skills to the test as part of a short story competition. Students were given the challenge of creating their own short stories, reimagining a famous children’s book character as an adult, for the chance of winning a prize.
Special assemblies were also held throughout the week to showcase the school’s new reading tool, ‘Bookflix’, which supports students to choose a wider range of challenging and interesting books.