26th Oct, 2016

Character building for World Book Day

Evesham Editorial 12th Mar, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

BOOKWORMS across Evesham and Pershore dressed up as their favourite fictional characters as part of World Book Day.

The annual event took place last Thursday (March 5) and saw Stormtroopers, Robin Hood and Captain Hook join lessons at schools across both towns.

Among the schools taking part were the creative students at Pershore High School who came up with a variety of outfits.

Young bookworms at Bengeworth Academy celebrated the day in style with spiders, Mary Poppins and Captain Underpants taking to the catwalk.

Pupils in each year group were rewarded for their creativity with book vouchers after they were named the best dressed characters in their respective classes.

Staff and students at Harvington CE First and Nursery School dressed up as their favourite book characters.

The day started with a grand parade before the children created their own books and shared stories with their friends from

different classes.

Even headteacher, Helen Fishbourne, dressed up as her favourite character, the frog from the Room on the Broom.

Youngsters at Bengeworth Academy became their favourite characters for the day. (s)

Harry Potter and the Mad Hatter were also in class at Bengeworth Academy during World Book Day. (s)

Some students took a trip to Ancient Egypt for their costumes. (s)

Pupils at Harvington First and Nursery School got into character for the day. (s)