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.

Pupils and teachers came as characters including Mary Poppins and suffragette Mrs Banks, the Cow who jumped over the moon with the cat and the fiddle, Mary and her little lamb, Red Riding Hood, Maleficent, Cleopatra, The Cat in the Hat, The Mad Hatter and Pennywise the Clown among many others.

Principal Shahina Ahmad 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.”

 

Pupils and teachers at Eden Girls’ School Waltham Forest dressed up to celebrate World Book Day

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