Young bookworms dress up for World Book Day

Schools across the county ditched the school uniform and dressed up as their favourite characters for World Book Day.

Both pupils and staff spent time choosing and creating their costumes for the annual event.

World Book Day at Wilby School

World Book Day at Wilby School

Kettering Science Academy’s primary pupils have been taking part in book-related activities all week, with the school choosing the theme of ‘pirates’ for this year’s event.

Children and the staff turned up to school today dressed as pirates, or characters featured in pirate stories.

The school also allowed pupils to decorate their classroom doors to look like book covers over the week, while the secondary phase students were invited to create a book trailer in the library.

Sir Christopher Hatton Academy in Wellingborough marked the event by inviting all Year 7 and 8 students to dress up as a character from their favourite read.

A total of 133 books have also been donated to the school’s library following this year’s event.

Park Junior School, Kettering, arranged a whole week of activities, competitions and events, as well as asking the children to dress up for the day itself.

Popular children’s author Eamonn Riley also visited the school.

Redwell Primary School in Wellingborough set themselves a target of raising £1,800 during the course of the week by holding Scholastic Book Fairs for Key Stage One and Two pupils.

At Pytchley Endowed CEVA Primary School, children were encouraged to take their favourite book into school with them, as well as dressing up as their favourite character.

Other schools which took part include Wilby Primary School, Corby Primary Academy and Southfield School for Girls in Kettering.

To see more pictures from World Book Day, visit our Facebook page.