Eastwood school kids dress up for World Book Day

Awsworth Primary pupils who caught they eye at the World Book Day event. Photo: Peter Jordan.
Awsworth Primary pupils who caught they eye at the World Book Day event. Photo: Peter Jordan.

Schoolchildren across Eastwood celebrated World Book Day this week, with fancy dressing and a range of literary activities at different schools.

Some schools celebrated the love of literature yesterday (Thursday) while others dressed up for school this morning, with a whole cast of amazing characters.

Kids at Priory School, off Raglan Street, dressed up as their favourite fictional characters and took part in activities including painting characters, making bookmarks, story writing, designing book covers and writing book reviews.

The also tried diary writing from the point of view of their favourite characters.

Sally Clarke, of Priory School, said: “In addition to these activities children were asked to bring their favourite book to school so they could share it with their classmates during shared reading time.”

Teachers and teaching assistants also dressed up and brought in their favourite books to share with the children.

Ms Clarke added: “The day was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed dressing up and celebrating.”

At Springbank Primary School, on Peacock Drive, pupils dressed in their pyjamas ready for storytime, or as their favourite characters.

Charlotte Potter, from the school, said: “We have also had the touring theatre company in school called the ‘Handlebards’, delivering workshops to our children in KS2 and then a performance of Macbeth.”

Children and staff at Nuthall’s Mornington Primary School and at Awsworth Primary and Nursery School made impressive efforts to look different, exchanging traditional school uniforms and clothing for more colourful attire.

At Mornington “Where’s Wally?” characters were out in force, while at Awsworth Primary, among the favourite choices were Harry Potter, Mary Poppins and Cruella de Ville.

Mornington headteacher Linda Azemia said: “Our aim is to encourage our pupils to discover the joys of reading and to promote the importance of creative writing as well as giving them the opportunities to express themselves through literacy.”