South Holland’s youngsters joined in the biggest ever festival of the imagination – World Book Day.
As part of the day, schoolchildren across the district received £1 World Book Day book tokens to be exchanged for a good read.
They needed little encouragement to dress up as their favourite book character, and schools saw everything from Elsa from Frozen and Rainbow Fairies (for girls who just love to dress like a princess or a fairy) to Sir Gadabout (chance to wear armour or a knight’s costume) and Horrid Henry (for some, all that was required to finish the look was a mischievous expression!).
At The Deepings School, staff and students took part and characters from Lady Macbeth to Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz were seen walking the corridors.
Linda Taylor, careers and events manager at the school, said: “We had Little Red Riding Hood, Padding ton Bear, Professor Sprout, plus an abundance of vampires and Harry Potters were spotted amongst the crowd.
“Participants gathered at the library to admire the costumes and hear who each of their favourite characters were.”
At The Peele Community College at Long Sutton Year 10 students collaborated to develop ‘Literacy Islands’ to showcase the journey taken by Scrooge in A Christmas Carol while others picked out favourite quotes from books. Year 7 students shared their favourite novels with one another.
Primary school children enjoyed taking part, including those at Tydd St Mary Primary School.