GALLERY: Children bring characters to life on World Book Day

Nell Stone (10). Photo: Cassie Stone.

Nell Stone (10). Photo: Cassie Stone. - Credit: Cassie Stone

From Thomas the Tank Engine to Matilda, young ones from schools and nurseries in Dunmow had some memorable costumes this World Book Day...

Nell Stone (10). Photo: Cassie Stone.

Nell Stone (10). Photo: Cassie Stone. - Credit: Cassie Stone

Year five Nell Stone, 10, from Stebbing Primary school, went to classes as Fantastic Mrs Fox.

Thaxted Primary School became Oz for the day, as Tiffany Harris, 8, dressed up as Dorothy.

Jake Twilley, 6, gave the Flitch Green Academy a Flat Stanley for a day.

St Margaret's Preparatory School, Gosfield had an impressive range of characters. The school's students shared book reviews in assembly and took part in 'Book Speed Chat' events, similar to speed dating. Years three to six moved around in a circle and had 30 seconds to try and convince the person next to them to read their favourite book. Children and staff have either dressed as a character from their favourite book, or come in pyjamas and brought in their favourite bedtime book!

Tiffany Harris, 8. Photo: Verity Last.

Tiffany Harris, 8. Photo: Verity Last. - Credit: Verity Last


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World Book Day, a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in UK and Ireland, launched a national challenge to make March 5, 2020, a "reading revolution".

Jake Twilley (6). Photo: Emma Twilley.

Jake Twilley (6). Photo: Emma Twilley. - Credit: Emma Twilley

School and nursery children. Photo: St Margaret's Preparatory School.

School and nursery children. Photo: St Margaret's Preparatory School. - Credit: St Margaret's Preparatory School

Year one in the pyjamas and costumes. Photo: St Margaret's Preparatory School.

Year one in the pyjamas and costumes. Photo: St Margaret's Preparatory School. - Credit: St Margaret's Preparatory School

Animals from books at St Margaret's Preparatory School. Photo: St Margaret's Preparatory School.

Animals from books at St Margaret's Preparatory School. Photo: St Margaret's Preparatory School. - Credit: St Margaret's Preparatory School

David Walliams characters at St Margaret's Preparatory School. Photo: St Margaret's Preparatory Scho

David Walliams characters at St Margaret's Preparatory School. Photo: St Margaret's Preparatory School. - Credit: St Margaret's Preparatory School

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