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Youngsters are shelf-congratulatory on World Book Day

06 March, 2020 — By Calum Fraser

St Mary’s Connor and Henry

THOUSANDS of children streamed into schools across the borough dressed as their favourite fictional characters to celebrate World Book Day.

The Tribune raced around primary schools in the borough snapping some of the most spectacular costumes.

St Mary’s Annie and Christianah

Pupils at St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, in Fowler Road, Angel, took part in wizarding battles as characters from the Harry Potter series were popular, while reception pupil Nancy brought in three giant bears as she dressed up as Goldilocks.

St Mary’s Harley, Madison and Alexys

Hollese Britton, senior leader at St Mary’s, said: “World Book Day makes the children excited about books. It’s lovely to celebrate books with children and stress the importance of reading for pleasure, not just to learn.”

Fantastic Mr Fox was joined by giraffes, tigers and crayons as Yerbury Primary children let their imaginations run wild.

A playground full of superheroes and Harry Potters braved the cold, wet morning to celebrate World Book Day in style, before heading into the warm to enjoy a special assembly.

“You won’t ever see as many Spiderman costumes in one place,” remarked one parent.


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