Picture gallery: World Book Day

PUBLISHED: 18:07 07 March 2011

Tickenham Primary School, World Book Day. Children visited by local author Amy Trevaskus. Pupils dressed up as literary characters. KS 2 pupils with Amy.

Tickenham Primary School, World Book Day. Children visited by local author Amy Trevaskus. Pupils dressed up as literary characters. KS 2 pupils with Amy.

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YOUNGSTERS across North Somerset dressed up to celebrate World Book Day on March 3.

Fairfield School, Backwell. World Book Day. Pupils dressed as literary characters.

World Book Day, which is marked in over 100 countries, aims to encourage more people to read.

Schools and libraries in the region led the way with a variety of themed events including fancy dress, book swaps, sponsored readings and competitions.

From enormous turnips and banana men to Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland, primary school children throughout the area dressed as their favourite book characters for the day, during which emphasis was placed on reading for pleasure. Some schools even asked pupils to return class in the evening, dressed in their pyjamas for a bed time story and cups of cocoa.


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