GALLERY: Children bring characters to life on World Book Day
PUBLISHED: 13:43 05 March 2020 | UPDATED: 12:20 06 March 2020
From Snow White to Harry Potter, young ones from schools and nurseries in Saffron Walden had some memorable costumes this World Book Day... and some original costume replacements too!
One-year-old Emilia Eastwood, who attends Bright Horizons Crocus Nursery School, went to nursery dressed as Snow White.
Saffron Walden Nursery School's Darcey Dowling, 3, dressed up as Angelina Ballerina and Ernie Dowling, 2, was Lightening McQueen for the day. Elsie Wright, 8, was Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland at St Mary's Primary School.
Alice in Wonderland was also popular with six-year-old Radwinter Primary pupil Alice Vigurs. Alice dressed as her namesake from the story, Alice. Janina Vigurs, a storyteller, says her daughter loves books.
Katerine Semar Schools decided to decorate potatoes as characters this year, instead of asking children to dress up. Jenson Powell, 6, had a Captain Underpants potato and Josh Powell, 8, converted his potato into a wonderful Peter Rabbit. Nine-year-old Chloe Chapman had a Cheshire cat potato.
Harry Potter was very popular among Saffron Walden schools. Jayden Mackay, 6, of R A Butler Academy, dressed as the main character. Debden Primary Academy Minnows (years one and two) Sidney, Logan, Andrew, Jamie and Isabelle have all celebrated the famous series. Debden school's Ducklings Hester and June are pictured while being read to by year six Kingfisher Lawrence.
Lily Matthews, 7, and Finn Matthews, 2, made their way to St Thomas More School and Montessori this morning as Fantastic Mr Fox and The Gruffalo.
One of the 101 dalmatians, Mia Brannan-Smith, 9, went to Newport Primary School together with Cinderella's better version, Freya Brannan-Smith, 6.
World Book Day, a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in UK and Ireland, launched a national challenge to make March 5, 2020, a "reading revolution".