Saturday, 7 March 2015

World Book Day

World Book Day took place in the UK and Ireland on Thursday 5th March and is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. Schools are sent packs of Book Tokens and resources full of ideas and activities, and lots of pupils are encouraged to dress up as a favourite literary character for the day.

Just dress in ordinary clothes and you can claim you're Hermione, Harry or Ron!
I've seen pictures on Facebook of Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, the captain from Life of Pi, and the Mad Hatter. Apparently, one mum in Greater Manchester thought it would be funny to let her eleven-year-old son go to school dressed as Christian Grey from that book - the headmistress quite rightly asked him to change his costume.

The coolest pupils at a secondary school in Horsham, West Sussex coordinated their costumes and 512 of them dressed as Harry Potter to set a new world record of the most people dressed like Harry Potter in one place (the previous record was 250). I'll bet the muggles in the area couldn't believe their eyes when they saw all those Harry Potter lookalikes streaming into school!

Did you dress up for World Book Day?