The Skegness and Spilsby Standard had a huge response this year to our appeal for your stories and pictures of World Book Day events in the local area.
Some appear in today’s edition of the Skegness and Spilsby Standard’s (Wednesday, March 11), however such was the response that we could not possibly fit them all into our paper version.
Perhaps you can spot yourself in our online gallery of pictures from World Book Day? As libraries, schools and avid readers took part in the annual worldwide celebration of reading.
Our jumbo gallery of pictures depicts year six pupils at Skegness Junior Academy and Ingoldmells Academy who dressed up for World Book Day as their favourite story book characters in special assemblies.
Reception classes at the Richmond school went to school in their pyjamas with their favourite book and made a dragon and learnt to dance with it to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Richmond’s year three had a full week of pirate activities and invited parents to attend and help at a pirate art morning and dressed up as pirates for World Book Day, as year three and four pupils completed a book swap and brought in books to swap with others.
Partney Primary’s year five and six children also took part by dressing up as a character from a favourite book.
Staff at Skegness Library dressed as characters from Harry Potter to celebrate the event.
Sarah Broome Library Team Leader was Bellatrix Le Strange, Sue Coley cultural services advisor was Draco Malfoy, Kath Simonds relief CSA was Professor MgGonagall and Jade Haywood csa was Professor Trelawney.
They had over 35 children take part in storytimes and activities during the day as children made and decorated wands, made ghosts and listened to stories.
A spokesman for the library said: “The children had a lovely time and the staff did too. Our customers loved the change of our usual uniform and commented that we ought to have regular dress up days”.
Little Treasures nursery also got in the act as amongst others, Jakk Norton proudly posed as Ironman in a special costume, Haydon Jones, dressed as Batman and Blake Woods dressed as Woody.
Can you spot Finley Plucinski dressed as Sulley from Monsters Inc in our gallery or Theo Hollingsworth, dressed as the Gruffalo and Aimee Turner dressed as Peppa Pig?
Jazmin Wathall, age 11 of Skegness Junior Academy is featured as Wenda from Where’s Wally and Jensen Bradley, age six of Skegness Infant Academy is dressed as Oliver from Oliver’s vegetables by Vivian French.
Beacon Primary Academy had two days of activities.
The Reception focussed on ‘The Rainbow Fish’ book and year one based their learning around ‘The Gruffalo’.
A spokesman for the Beacon Primary Academy said: “The children have really enjoyed sharing their favourite books and sharing stories with each other. We promote the importance of reading every day but this has been a great few days to really explore the importance of reading and how much enjoyment reading can bring to our lives. We had an amazing turnout of parents/carers at our ‘join in’ reading session where the parents shared books and phonics games with the children”.
“The children all came dressed as their favourite book character and the time, effort and creativity seen was amazing”, they added.