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LOOK: Pupils dress as favourite literary characters to celebrate World Book Day

Rugby Editorial 6th Mar, 2020 Updated: 6th Mar, 2020   0

SUPERHEROES, villains, witches, wizards and fairy-tale princesses took over schools across the borough for World Book Day on Thursday (March 5).

Pupils and staff dressed up as their favourite literary characters to celebrate their love of reading.

Pupils at Henry Hinde Infant School in Bilton got in costume and brought in their favourite books, shared them with each other, and listened to staff talk about their favourite stories.

Principal Fleur Edwards said: “Everyone had a fabulous day celebrating the joy of reading.

“It has created a real excitement around stories and it has been wonderful to hear the pupils talking about the books they love.”

Meanwhile, children at Henry Hinde Junior School wore their pyjamas to promote bedtime stories, while others dressed as their favourite characters.

They were also given bookmarks to encourage reading for pleasure at home.

They will get stickers for their bookmarks as part of a home reading challenge, with prizes for those who complete it.

Principal Rachael Allen said: “Every year we mark World Book Day with a series of fun and engaging events for our pupils. This is, however, more than just one day of celebrations, we want to encourage a lifelong love for reading.

“Through reading for pleasure at home and reading together as a family, we hope the children are inspired to discover the magic of books.”

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