Axminster school children celebrate World Book Day

PUBLISHED: 07:01 13 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:18 15 March 2018

Pupils and staff dressed up to celebrate World Book Day at Axminster Community Primary Academyl. Pictured with the children is English Subject Leader Donna Butler. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Pupils and staff dressed up to celebrate World Book Day at Axminster Community Primary Academyl. Pictured with the children is English Subject Leader Donna Butler. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

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Pupils dress as characters from their favourite stories

Pupils and staff dressed up to celebrate World Book Day at Axminster Community Primary School. Teaching Assistant Sue Hole, was a scary wolf with two Little Red Riding Hoods. Picture: CHRIS CARSONPupils and staff dressed up to celebrate World Book Day at Axminster Community Primary School. Teaching Assistant Sue Hole, was a scary wolf with two Little Red Riding Hoods. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Pupils at Axminster Community Primary Academy dressed as characters from their favourite stories to celebrate World Book Day.

Pupils and staff dressed up to celebrate World Book Day at Axminster Community Primary School.  Picture: CHRIS CARSONPupils and staff dressed up to celebrate World Book Day at Axminster Community Primary School. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Delayed by a week because of the recent snow, children throughout the school – from aged two to 11 - attended class in a variety of colourful costumes, from caped crusaders to fairytale heroines.

Teachers Emily Mayes and Ursual Powell dressed as storybook stars Spiderwoman and Goldilocks. Picture: CHRIS CARSONTeachers Emily Mayes and Ursual Powell dressed as storybook stars Spiderwoman and Goldilocks. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

The school’s English Subject Leader Donna Butler praised the pupils – and their parents – for creating some outstanding outfits.

Pupils and staff dressed up to celebrate World Book Day at Axminster Community Primary School. Pictured with the children portraying animals are staff members Danni Donovan, Calum Evans, Trish Power and Brenda Vickery. Picture: CHRIS CARSONPupils and staff dressed up to celebrate World Book Day at Axminster Community Primary School. Pictured with the children portraying animals are staff members Danni Donovan, Calum Evans, Trish Power and Brenda Vickery. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Many chose to go along as well known story book heroes and heroines but some children created their own characters and wrote a story around them.

Two Jack Sparrows from Pirates of the Caribbean. Picture: CHRIS CARSONTwo Jack Sparrows from Pirates of the Caribbean. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

At the end of the day prizes were awarded for the most creative costumes.

World Book Day (WBD) was scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 1, but celebrations were postponed at many schools which were forced to close because of the blizzards.

WBD is designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, marked in over 100 countries.

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