Dressed to thrill – a Bromley primary that made the most of World Book Day

Pupils at Downe Primary School in Bromley dressed up as characters from their favourite books for World Book Day and listened to stories from a children’s author.

All the children got into the spirit of the day as they went into school on Friday in their costumes and took part in book-themed events.

They also received an exciting visit from local author Janice Akhtar, who talked to the enraptured children about her children’s books including Snail loses his Shell and Snail saves a Friend.

Headteacher Rebecca Dolan, from High Elms Road school, which is a part of the Pioneer Academy umbrella, said: “It was lovely to see the huge effort all the children put in to their costumes. We had great fun talking about the characters they had chosen and why.

Pupils went the extra mile with their costumes for World Book Day (Picture: The Pioneer Academy)

“Events like World Book Day help to foster a love of reading from an early age which is so important and this was a great way to celebrate the children’s favourite books.

“The children were also very inspired by having a children’s author in to talk to them about her books and it really helped to bring the day to life for them.”

World Book Day has been designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading and is marked in over 100 countries around the world.

Pictured top: This little snail is Norah, when she is not in character (Picture: The Pioneer Academy)

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