Harry Potter seen at Elsenham school!

PUBLISHED: 15:46 05 March 2009 | UPDATED: 21:43 31 May 2010

Back row: Oliver (James Bond), Harry (Dennis the Menace), Thomas (Harry Potter. Front row: Henry (Captain Hook), Rosie (Violet Incredible), James (Indiana Jones).

Back row: Oliver (James Bond), Harry (Dennis the Menace), Thomas (Harry Potter. Front row: Henry (Captain Hook), Rosie (Violet Incredible), James (Indiana Jones).

HARRY Potter, Indiana Jones, and James Bond were among the many heroes who turned up to a school in Elsenham today (Thursday). Youngsters from Elsenham Primary School were dressed as characters from their favourite books to help celebrate World Book Day.

HARRY Potter, Indiana Jones, and James Bond were among the many heroes who turned up to a school in Elsenham today (Thursday).

Youngsters from Elsenham Primary School were dressed as characters from their favourite books to help celebrate World Book Day.

Teacher Teresa Smith said: "I was really impressed by the number of children who took part and how amazing they all looked. The day was a huge success - everyone really enjoyed it and hopefully it's encouraged the children to read more books!"

As well as dressing as their favourite characters the students took part in various activities including designing book covers, discussing their favourite stories and reading science fiction.

Each class voted for the student they felt most resembled their chosen fictional character. The winners were Thomas who dressed as Harry Potter, Harry who was Dennis the Menace for the day, in a smart suit and bow tie Oliver was James Bond, cracking his whip was James as Indiana Jones, Henry dressed as Captain Hook and Rosie was Violet from The Incredibles.

Every child at the school was given a £1 World Book Day token. The tokens can be exchanged for one of the six specially published books, or is redeemable against any book or audiobook of their choice at a participating bookshop or book club.

World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in more than 100 countries around the globe. A main aim of the day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading.

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