Children celebrate the wonder of words for World Book Day

Pupils and teachers dressed up as their favourite literary characters to highlight the joys of reading as they celebrated World Book Day on 7 March.

World Book Day is a global celebration of storytelling and reading. Held annually on the first Thursday in March in the UK, World Book Day sees schoolchildren and teachers alike dress up as their favourite characters from well-known tales, and share stories they love.

Favourite literary characters that children and teachers came as included Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, The Mad Hatter, Red Riding Hood, Willy Wonka, Gangsta Granny and Harry Potter, among many others.

Other activities to immerse the children in literature and a love of reading were year group spelling bees, costume parades to find the nest dressed from each class, buddy reading and mystery teacher.

Principal Sabina Saeed said:

“Good reading habits start early and children who share books with others are more likely to develop language skills and advanced reading levels. We want to engender in our pupils a lifelong love of reading and literacy to fire up their creativity and imaginations. The pupils really enjoy getting dressed up for World Book Day each year and there were some fantastic costumes worn. It is a fun way to encourage all our pupils to become avid readers.”

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PUPILS and teachers at The Olive School, Bolton dressed up as their favourite literary characters for World Book Day

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