Pupils get into character!

NEAABE120302g2, eastwood Brookhill leys school kids wearing hats for world book day.
NEAABE120302g2, eastwood Brookhill leys school kids wearing hats for world book day.

CHILDREN got the opportunity to dress up as their favourite book character for this year’s World Book Day.

Celebrated last Thursday, March 1, primary school children came dressed as everything from Postman Pat to Harry Potter and took part in storytelling activities in class.

NDET 96150'Pupils at Jacksdale Primary school enjoy Book week when they all came to school dressed as characters, Danielle Vincent,Melissa Radford, Andriana Ward and elliott Gibson, and Daniel Lane, fl-r: Bradley Dunstall, Kayne Robinson and Emily Wilbraham.

NDET 96150'Pupils at Jacksdale Primary school enjoy Book week when they all came to school dressed as characters, Danielle Vincent,Melissa Radford, Andriana Ward and elliott Gibson, and Daniel Lane, fl-r: Bradley Dunstall, Kayne Robinson and Emily Wilbraham.

At Jacksdale Primary, parents were invited to read to the children, who were then given tasks such as re-writing the ending of the book, designing a wanted poster for a villain or listing interesting facts.

Teacher Joy Patton said: “We thought it would be good to encourage parents to get involved in reading. The kids loved the dressing up – we had lots of Where’s Wallys!”

Other schools joining in the fun were Brookhill Leys Primary in Eastwood, Hollywell Primary in Kimberley and the Priory Catholic Volunteer Academy in Eastwood.

At Brookhill Leys kids made hats related to book characters and a prize was awarded for the best one.

NEAABE120229c1, Kimberley Hollywell school world book day.

NEAABE120229c1, Kimberley Hollywell school world book day.

At Priory prizes were awarded in an assembly for the best fancy dress and there was a cake sale run by the Parents’ and Teachers’ Association.

The school was also celebrating the fact that it had become an academy on the same day.

Headteacher Anthony Harrison said: “World Book Day will help the children remember what they did at school at the time the school turned into an academy and what they did to mark such an important event in the school’s history.”

In Kimberley, the kids were given a book quiz and author Micheal Cox came in to tell them all about his books and where he got his ideas from.

NEAABE120229c2, Kimberley Hollywell school world book day. Jasmin Wilde and Alex Smith.

NEAABE120229c2, Kimberley Hollywell school world book day. Jasmin Wilde and Alex Smith.

Headteacher at Hollywell Primary School Denise Pilkington said: “The kids loved it. They loved dressing up. We took different genres, Some did horror and fantasy, some did fairytales and some did historical.”

Children and staff of Discovery Day Nursery in Giltbrook also had great fun sharing their stories and by dressing up as their favourite book characters for the day.

NEAABE120302h2, Eastwood priory school fancy dress for world book day. Joanna Prasoduzowich and Annie Woodiwiss.

NEAABE120302h2, Eastwood priory school fancy dress for world book day. Joanna Prasoduzowich and Annie Woodiwiss.