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Colourful characters are booked up

Redditch Editorial 13th Mar, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

CHILDREN from across the borough drew inspiration from their favourite novels as part of World Book Day, writes Connie Osborne.

Pupils at Studley High School dressed up in a variety of colourful characters as part of the annual event which celebrates the benefits of reading.

As well as stepping into the shoes of their favourite fictional stars, staff also shared their top books with students.

Helen Bowman Dalton, organiser of the event, said: “I would like to thank all of the staff who supported World Book Day with such enthusiasm.

“We had great fun, whilst also demonstrating a very powerful message to our pupils. Reading is very important to us as a school and staff have shown pupils that their cherished books stay with us for a lifetime.”

At Holly Trees Day nursery youngsters transformed themselves in to Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Alice from Alice in Wonderland, and many more.

They also shared a book brought from home during circle time, while staff also joined in with the fun.

Maddie White, senior room co-ordinator, said: “We had a fantastic day and the children really enjoyed every part of it.”

St Stephen’s First School pupils also followed a series of exciting activities including designing book covers, sharing stories and a visit to Redditch Library.

Prizes were awarded to children for their imagination and creativity in designing their costumes which included Where’s Wally, Willy Wonka, Little Red Riding Hood, Cat in the Hat, pirates and princesses.

Walkwood Middle School pupils and staff also got involved by dressing up and donating £1 to Book Aid International which provides books to schools, libraries and refugee camps in Africa.

St Stephen’s First School pupils brought their favourite reads to life. (s)

Holly Trees Day Nursery children Noah Todd, 3, Sienna Beacon-Durant, 4, Millie Smith, 3, and Evie Cullen, 4, dressed up as their favourite characters. Photo by Marcus Mingins 1115002MMR

Staff and pupils from Walkwood Middle School were spot on with their 101 Dalmatians themed costumes. (s)

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