They’re part of the story on World Book Day

Pupils go to school dressed as their favourite literary characters

Friday, 4th March — By Charlotte Chambers

Robert Blair school

Robert Blair School pupils’ costumes included Woody, Alice and Little Red Riding Hood

SCHOOLS across the borough celebrated World Book Day in style this year, with children turning up to do their sums and artwork dressed as their favourite characters from some of our
best-loved books.

At Whitehall Park School in Hornsey Lane, Archway, deputy headteacher Gemma Seymour went one step further and created an Alice in Wonderland takeover across the classrooms and hallways.

Ashmount headteacher Anthony Carmel as Mr Bump, with a pupil dressed as Mr Messy

All the children picked characters from Lewis Carroll’s iconic book about a little girl who shrinks and falls down a rabbit hole.

Ashmount Primary School Year 4 pupils dressed as the Cat in the Hat and Fantastic Mr Fox

As part of the preparations, children made decorations for the day.

Ashmount pupils in a galaxy far, far away

Robin said: “My favourite character is the Mad Hatter because he is funny and he likes tea.”

Aditya explores space with his mum at Thornhill

Othmane said the White Rabbit was his number one because “he is little and has really fluffy fur”.

Ava and Aria-Mae at Thornhill

Meanwhile, over at Robert Blair School in Brewery Road, off Caledonian Road, children spent the afternoon relaxing on picnic rugs in their assembly hall, eating biscuits and reading their favourite stories.

Olivia and Emily (Violet and Veruca) at Thornhill

English lead Monique Bott said children also got to take home a book and were looking forward to seeing their World Book Day hard work going up on the walls next week.

Romell in a perfectly timed Mad Hatter outfit at Whitehall Park

And at Thornhill Primary School in Thornhill Road, Barnsbury, children clapped on each other’s costumes during a whole-school assembly where the best costume and best extreme reading entry were announced.

Thornhill pupil Alex reading with his dad and brother

Miss Agatha with Whitehall Park pupils Regan, Zainab, Illiam, Jonnelle, Philippa and Leyhen

In the morning parents had been invited in to read with their children and their classmates.

Wonderful costumes on World Book Day from Samara and Emily at Whitehall Park

And in Ashmount Primary School in Crouch Hill, children took part in quizzes and art work before “dropping everything to read for the last 10 minutes of the day,” said Year 4 Green Class teacher Beyza Bastug.

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