‘It’s good to express what you like’ - Pupils’ dressing up fun for World Book Day celebrations

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Bo

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Book Day. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk school’s snow-delayed World Book Day celebrations saw classrooms taken over by Paddington Bear, Mary Poppins and the Queen of Hearts - to name just a few of the character costumes on show.

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Bo

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Book Day. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School in Framlingham held the event after heavy snow stopped it happening on the official day - March 1.

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Bo

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Book Day. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Literacy co-ordinator Lora Cann said the event was “very successful” with 340 pupils and 30 staff dressing up.

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Bo

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Book Day. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

“We had one of the 101 Dalmatians leading the school, Mary Poppins was in charge in the office and Burglar Bill, Cruella Deville, Mr Bump and Where’s Wally teaching in the classrooms – to name just a few.”

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Bo

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Book Day. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Mrs Cann said the pupils enjoyed dressing up, with characters from David Walliams’ books, proving most popular. Other activities included book scavenger hunts, paired reading, and writing stories.

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Bo

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Book Day. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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Pupils told of how they enjoyed the day, saying “it’s good to express what you like”, and “it was nice to know we were raising money to buy books for people who don’t have books”.

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Bo

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Book Day. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The event raised £320 for Book Aid International.

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Bo

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Book Day. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Bo

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Book Day. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Bo

Children from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School got into character to celebrate a belated World Book Day. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

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