Superman, Batman and Where’s Wally all turn out at Hitchin school for World Book Day

Strathmore World Book Day

Strathmore World Book Day - Credit: Archant

Pupils at a Hitchin school got into the spirit of World Book Day by turning up for lessons dressed as their favourite literary characters.

Charlie Harrington, Harry Raynor and Max Wood

Charlie Harrington, Harry Raynor and Max Wood - Credit: Archant

Youngsters at Strathmore Infant and Nursery School in Old Hale Way transformed themselves into famous figures including Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur, Superman and Fantastic Mr Fox.

Strathmore World Book Day

Strathmore World Book Day - Credit: Archant

Headteacher Bernadette Holmes said: “Encouraging children to take an interest in reading is so important.

Na'Imah Ramzan Khan, Connie Patenall and Holly Smith

Na'Imah Ramzan Khan, Connie Patenall and Holly Smith - Credit: Archant

“I’d like to say a big thank you to all our children and the parents who made such an effort to make it such an exciting day on Thursday.

Strathmore World Book Day

Strathmore World Book Day - Credit: Archant

“As part of our World Book Day events we also had a book exchange and a photo competition where pupils brought in pictures of themselves reading in unusual places – such as telephone boxes, in trees, hanging upside down, in front of an aquarium, and even in a shopping trolley!

“I’d also like to thank Sally Fisher who is responsible for the great work with our library.

“She has put in a tremendous amount of hard work to make our World Book Day such a success.”

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