SCHOOLCHILDREN across Worcestershire celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as characters from their favourite stories.

The Worcester News was inundated with pictures of children wearing colourful costumes for the annual event, which celebrates the wonderful world of books.

Spencer Morris, headteacher from Redhill C of E Primary School, said: “World book day is certainly a highlight of our school calendar. It gives the children a chance to share and discuss their favourite stories in such a fun and different way. It is such an important opportunity to raise the profile, importance and enjoyment of reading.

“The children love dressing up as their favourite characters as well as sharing and discussing different stories to transform their reading experiences into something real and meaningful."


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Karen Banford, headteacher from Great Witley C of E Primary School, said: “World Book Day shines the light on how important children’s books are. For some children, one day, one book even, is enough to instil a lifelong love of words, reading and stories.

“Children love stories, they love adventures, and most of all they love to talk about them and ask questions. So World Book day is great way to celebrate and encourage reading and hopefully even more children will discover the joy of words.”

Rebekah Smith, English lead at Cranham Primary School, said: “At Cranham, we believe that World Book Day is a brilliant way to celebrate our love of books and see how reading links to the wider curriculum. We have had a wide ranging selection of costumes this year which reflects how many books our children have read this year.

“This year we have all read the story of ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ and the children have enjoyed creating stories, letters and pieces of artwork related to this.

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