Children dress to impress for World Book Day 2019

PUBLISHED: 11:04 11 March 2019 | UPDATED: 15:58 12 March 2019

Weston Primary and Nursery School held a Turrets and Tiaras themed dress up for World Book Day. Picture: Weston Primary and Nursery School

Weston Primary and Nursery School held a Turrets and Tiaras themed dress up for World Book Day. Picture: Weston Primary and Nursery School

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Children across Stevenage and North Herts donned their fancy dress on Thursday and Friday to celebrate World Book Day.

Daniel Bovington, aged 6, from the Icknield Infants School in Letchworth. Picture: Charis BailesDaniel Bovington, aged 6, from the Icknield Infants School in Letchworth. Picture: Charis Bailes

The annual global event celebrates reading and is marked in more than 100 countries all over the world.

This year, children from across the area went to school dressed as their favourite literary character.

Weston Primary and Nursery School put their own spin on the event, giving it a Turret and Tiara theme.

A spokesman for the school said: “What a fantastic World Book Day we have had.

Daniel, Oscar and Theodore ready for World Book Day. Picture: Charis BailesDaniel, Oscar and Theodore ready for World Book Day. Picture: Charis Bailes

“We were joined by Peanuts Preschool for a special assembly and we all came dressed for our castle-based theme ‘turrets and tiaras’ and listened to fairy stories.

“Our kings, queens, princes and princesses became authors for the day writing some fantastic stories of their own, inspired by the wonderful castle our deputy head built in the hall.”

Eden Walsh dressed as the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, ready for World Book Day at Lodge Farm Primary School. Picture: Tania WalshEden Walsh dressed as the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, ready for World Book Day at Lodge Farm Primary School. Picture: Tania Walsh

Ella-Grace ready for World Book Day at the Garden City Academy. Picture: Samantha-Joanne OrchardElla-Grace ready for World Book Day at the Garden City Academy. Picture: Samantha-Joanne Orchard

Poppy, 11, eight-year-olds Ollie and Grace, Charlotte and Lenny aged 7 and two-year-olds Teddy and Rosie set for World Book Day. Picture: Gemma KnoxPoppy, 11, eight-year-olds Ollie and Grace, Charlotte and Lenny aged 7 and two-year-olds Teddy and Rosie set for World Book Day. Picture: Gemma Knox

Oscar dressed as Dumbo for World Book Day. Picture: Charis BailesOscar dressed as Dumbo for World Book Day. Picture: Charis Bailes

Staff at the Playhouse Pre-School in Stevenage got into the sprit of World Book Day. Picture: Playhouse Pre-SchoolStaff at the Playhouse Pre-School in Stevenage got into the sprit of World Book Day. Picture: Playhouse Pre-School

Theodore Bovington dressed as the peach from James and the Giant Peach for World Book Day. Picture: Charis BailesTheodore Bovington dressed as the peach from James and the Giant Peach for World Book Day. Picture: Charis Bailes

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