Gallery: Children bring characters to life

YOUNGSTERS dressed up as their favourite story characters as their school celebrated Book Week.

YOUNGSTERS dressed up as their favourite story characters as their school celebrated Book Week.

There were Harry Potters, Captain Hooks, characters from 101 Dalmatians and even a Fagin as children at Waldringfield Primary not only picked modern books but some old favourites, too, to explore.

During the day, some of the children's grandparents also came into school - to share and read from their own favourite books.

School business manager Nicola Dawson said activities connected with books and storytelling were taking place all week.

Poet Tony Mitton had visited to talk about poetry, author Robert Crowther is spending time with the pupils today and tomorrow they have a visit from writer and illustrator Charlotte Firman.

“The costumes have been wonderful and very colourful and the children have really enjoyed the day,” said Mrs Dawson, who dressed up as Pippi Longstocking and found another pupil had, too.

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“To see the range of books featured has been amazing.

“It is nice to try to instil a love of books and the worlds they can travel to through reading.”

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