World Book Day takes over school classes

PIRATES, fairies, mermaids and other favourite characters took over schools and nurseries in North Somerset to celebrate World Book Day.

PIRATES, fairies, mermaids and other favourite characters took over schools and nurseries in North Somerset to celebrate World Book Day.

Youngsters dressed up as their chosen heroes and villains as part of the international event, which is marked in more than 100 countries and is held to promote the enjoyment of reading.

Pupils at Baytree and Westaven special schools and Bournville Junior School, in Weston, and Mendip Green First School in Worle turned up to lessons in costume, as did youngsters at Sandford Primary School and St Anne's Primary School in Hewish.

Children at Milton Baptist Church's toddler group and The Green Umbrella nursery in Weston also took part in celebrations.


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Pupils at Bournville Junior School were treated to a trip to Waterstones in Weston's Sovereign Shopping Centre and youngsters at Walliscote Primary School were given a talk about the sea.

Students at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College were given tokens to put towards buying a book.

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