Is your child celebrating World Book Day today?
PUBLISHED: 11:53 07 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:15 07 March 2019
Lewis Bishop as Harry Potter, Dougie Bell as Rat Burger, Rory Firman as Dennis the Menace and Finlay Bell as Mr Stink. All from Elmsett Primary School. Picture: VIKKI BISHOP
Children in schools across Suffolk and Essex are dressing up as their favourite book characters to celebrate World Book Day.
This year’s World Book Day campaign is Share a Story - encouraging parents and carers to read and share stories with their children for 10mintues every day, as this has a long-lasting effect on a child’s future.
Have you been sticking, cutting and sewing to create your very own DIY costume to wear to school today? Every year hundreds of children up and down the country take part - and this year has been no different.
Hadleigh Community Primary School pupils are designing potatoes as their favourite book characters, while pupils at Melton Primary School are themselves dressing up as words rather than a book character.
One teacher is going as the word ‘adventurous’ and is dressing up as Dora the Explorer.
Lewis Albon, age five, from Morland Primary School in Ipswich. He is dressed as Quidditch Harry Potter. Picture: SAREENA CURTIS
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Frazer Hardman from St Marks RC School dressed as Harry Potter Picture: SHARNE HARDMAN Riaz Darwin-Boyd, aged six, goes to Sidegate Primary, Ipswich. He is dressed as Dinosaurs Love Underpants. Picture: SHELLY DARWIN Violet Sadler dressed up as the Incy Wincy Spider in Great Notley. Picture: NATALIE SADLER Staff from Suffolk One prepare for World Book Day 2019. Picture: SUFFOLK ONE Violet Sadler dressed as Incy Wincy Spider for World Book Day 2019. Picture: NATALIE SADLER Emily Basford, aged five, in her pyjamas going to Springfield Infant School Ipswich. Picture: CARRIE BASFORD Emily Basford, aged five. Picture: CARRIE BASFORD Jacob Oliver, age seven, dressed up as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and James Oliver, age four, dressed up as Spiderman. Picture: ALEX WADSLEY Rosie Ward, age four, from Ipswich heading out to play as Little Red Riding Hood. Picture: SUZANNE DAY Caitlyn, aged five, from Brooklands Primary School in Brantham as the white witch from Narnia. Picture: CATHRYN JOHNSON Jack, age seven, from Brooklands Primary School in Brantham as dog man. Picture: CATHRYN JOHNSON Maggie Rae Stanford, age three, and Darcy Mae Stanford, age five. Picture:KATY-LOUISE HAWKES Marley, age four, as the Mad Hatter. Picture: Kyra Jaé Liam age 9 as boy in a dress by David Walliams and Lucas age 10 as Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz - both from Bawdsey Primary School. Picture: STEPHANIE DONNELLY Isobel Rose, age six, goes to Abbots Hall Primary School, Stowmarket. Dressed up as Cinderella. Picture: MICHELLE FLETCHER Austin Lodge, age six, Bosmere Primary School Needham Market. Picture: KATE LODGE Olivia, Hope and Alfie as Matilda, the Gruffalo and Lola from Charlie and Lola. Picture: KERRY WAKEMAN Layla Anne, who goes to Tollgate Primary, dressed as Sugar Plumb Fairy from The Nut Cracker Picture:MICHELLE WARBY Tayon age 6 from Cliff Lane Primary School as the hulk. Picture: DEMI LOUISE WRIGHT Jack Cable, who attends Aldeburgh Primary School dressed today as Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat. Picture: James Cable Amelia, age 8, as Queen of Hearts for World Book Day. Picture: SIOBHAN LEE AMIES Miranda and Harry Wynn, who go to Dale Hall Community Primary, dressed as Cat in the Hat. Picture: Meredith Morgan Jacob De’ath as Finn the human from adventure time. Picture: MAX BRAD Erin southall from Grange Primary School Felixstowe, Shay Southall from Rushmere School Ipswich. Picture: KATE SOUTHALL Dylan age six, as Harry Potter, Alaya age four as Cinderella and Oakley age three as toothless. Picture: ELISHAR WYATT James Clark, 4 years old, dressed up as a dragon with his room on the broom book going to Busy Bees preschool in Stowmarket. Picture: SIMON CLARK Kaitlyn Summer Hope Richards is 5, this is her first World Book Day. She loves princesses and has a large range of dresses but decided she wanted to be a villain so she has gone to school as the queen of hearts. Picture: GEMMA RICHARDS Keira Bole from Willows Primary School Ipswich dressed up as Cruella De Vil. Picture: CARLY BOLE Millie age ten from St Marys Primary School in Hadleigh. Picture: MICHELLE MURRAY Emily Pettitt dressed as a unicorn for World Book Day at Abbots Green Primary School in Bury St. Edmunds. Picture: AMY ELLIS Stanley for his first World Book Day. Picture: SHELLY OLA Daley age six dressed as Stick Man. Picture: LEANNE MANN Olivia dressed as the Mad Hatter. Picture: LINDA JARRETT Jacob De’ath as Finn the human from Adventure Time. Picture: MAX BRAD Courtney and her daughter Lexi as Snow White for World Book Day. Picture: KAT BRAME Talia Franklin age ten and Thomas Franklin age eight, dressed as Slappy the Dummy and the Werewolf from Goosebumps for World Book Day at Broke Hall School. Picture: LEANNE FRANKLIN Rhys Kennell as Harry Potter. Picture: JOANNE KENNELL Dulcie as Matilda and Frankie as Charlie Bucket. Oicture: CARLA ROSE Katie Howells age 7 from Nacton Primary School dressed as the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Picture: EMMA HOWELLS Faigan age five is dressed as the very hungry caterpillar and Devon age nine is the blueberry that the caterpillar eats. Picture: KAYLEIGH CLAY Holly Goodchild from Stutton Primary school dressed as Lily Bobtail from Peter Rabbit. Picture: REBECCA GOODCHILD Florence Blake 9 as Gangsta Granny & Harry Blake 6 as Grandpa from Grandpa's Great Escape. Broke Hall Primary School Ava Martin age six and Holly Martin age four from Castle Hill Infant School. Picture: CLAIRE MARTIN Archer from St Margaret's Coe School Reception as Stick Man. Picture:BETHANY MURRAY-MORRISH Jaeden Andrew Daly, age two, goes to Foxglove Nursery in Stowmarket and has dressed up as Peter Pan for World Book Day 2019. Picture: MADISON DALY Lilly May from Stanton Community Primary School went as The Jolly Postman - and her parents helped create her costume. Picture: AMY FULCHER Dr Dolittle for World Book Day 2019. Picture: MICHELLE RICKARDS Kaidie-Leigh Hargrave age three dressed as 'Dear Zoo'. Picture: MELISSA DONALDSON Children from Hadleigh Primary School dressed up potatos as their favourite characters. Here is Oscar's 'blaze and the potato machines'. Picture: GABRIELLA SIMBARASI Lukas age five as Stick Man. Picture: EMMA DORWARD Phoebe age six as Gangster Granny and Harry age nine as Ratburger from David Walliams books. 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