FROM superheroes and princesses to Harry Potter and Gangsta Granny, a host of colourful and creative characters filled Royton Hall Primary School for a special event.
They were even joined by Tiger, Darth Vader, the Incredible Hulk, Alice in Wonderland and Billionaire Boy for a day of activities and events.
The school was celebrating World Book Day and so invited all pupils and staff to dress up as their favourite character and bring the book into school.
As the whole school gathered for a special assembly, Dan Charnock, Key Stage 1 Unit Leader, told the children: “We don’t want you just to dress up for the day but forget why.
“We are celebrating our love of reading and see the fantastic costumes and books we’ve all brought in.”
One child per year group was chosen to explain to assembly what book they had brought from home and explain why it is their favourite.
And teachers dressed up to act out a comical story called ‘the day the crayons quit’, representing different colours and their habits.
With the theme of the day being ‘share a story’, lessons and activities were designed to spread the love of reading and make it as memorable as possible.
English lessons were planned around a book, with activities including re-writing part of the story, alternative ending, interviews and debates.
Maths classes were themed to include tasks such as surveys and charts to record data about pupils’ favourite books.
And other activities throughout the day included teachers reading to pupils, writing stories, drama activities, and e-book making.
Each child also received a £1 token to buy a World Book Day book from selected stores.