Literature comes alive for World Book Day

PUBLISHED: 09:33 13 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:16 13 March 2015

Uphill Primary School.

Uphill Primary School.


CHILDREN and teachers alike dressed up as their favourite literary characters to help schools across the area celebrate World Book Day.

On Thursday, schools throughout North Somerset and Sedgemoor marked this year’s festivities with a day of events to encourage youngsters to read, and share their favourite books with one another.

At Windwhistle Primary School in Kingsley Road, Weston, pupils enjoyed a special visit from a tiger, who read them the much loved Judith Kerr children’s book of one such creature coming to tea, while at St Andrew’s Primary School in Congresbury, staff held a special World Book Day breakfast for children.

The fun also spread to the area’s secondary schools, with teachers at Worle Community School getting into the spirit of things, and characters from Harry Potter, Lord Of The Flies and Where’s Wally delivering lessons to pupils.

A school spokesman said: “Students thought they were still dreaming when their tutors appeared in front of them in fancy dress costumes and were delighted to find out more about the staff’s favourite books.”

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