Main heading: Kids dress to impress for World Book Day. Sec heading: Favourite characters are brought to life

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Youngsters at schools across Eastwood and Kimberley used their vivid imaginations and dressed as their favourite book character for World Book Day.

Pupils brought their favourite reads into school, and were all given a £1 voucher to spend on a new book.

Eastwood Brookhill leys primary school book week. Childrens author Karen King reading with children.

Eastwood Brookhill leys primary school book week. Childrens author Karen King reading with children.

Office administrator at Brookhill Leys Primary School in Eastwood, Tina Harvey, said there were some ‘brilliant efforts’ across the school, with some teachers joining in the fun.

“We had quite a few Little Red Riding Hoods, lots of witches, and one boy dressed up as a knight with a big sword,” she said.

“They looked lovely. The little ones dressed up as well, and even some of the teachers. It was really nice to see.”

Author Karen King cut the ribbon on a new library at the school, as part of the celebrations, and the kids took part in reading workshops.

Lynncroft Priamry School incorporated celebrations for World Book Day into a full ‘reading week’.

Kids wrote reviews and designed posters for their favourite books, and were challenged to write stories themselves.

There was a ‘stop and read’ challenge’ where pupils had to stop what they were doing and read for ten minutes when they heard the tamborine sound, and a reading cafe for parents to get involved.

Headteacher at Underwood Primary School, Mike Wilson, said there were some ‘great characters’, with pupils coming dressed as everything from Harry Potter to Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.