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Pupils celebrate school’s first World Book Day

Published on 06/03/17

Pupils at Charles Darwin Primary and Nursery dressed up as their favourite book characters for World Book Day last week – the school’s first since opening in September 2016.

Staff and pupils came to school on Thursday, March 1 in costumes inspired by much-loved children’s books like The Gruffalo, The Cat In The Hat, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

World Book Day is held every year to celebrate books and promote reading in schools across the country.

The children spent the day taking part in activities based around books like Roald Dahl’s The BFG and David Walliams’ The First Hippo On The Moon.

Pupils have also used their love of books for a good cause in the Readathon charity book read.

They have been sponsored by family and friends to read as many books as possible between February 9 and March 2, with the money raised going to buy books for children in hospital.

So far over £120 has been raised, with the final total to be confirmed shortly.

Principal Jo Brown said: “Well done to all our pupils for their amazing costumes for World Book Day. They all looked terrific and we can see that the stories that they read have a huge impact upon their imaginations.

“And congratulations to everyone who has taken part in the Readathon – you have done an amazing job!”