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Days Gone By: Did you take part in Maidstone Infant School’s first World Book Day celebrations in 1995?

PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 April 2018

A whole school affair: Staff and pupils display their costumes for inaugural World Book Day. Picture: ARCHANT

A whole school affair: Staff and pupils display their costumes for inaugural World Book Day. Picture: ARCHANT

Superman, Snow White and Pinocchio were all pictured at a Felixstowe school in 1995, which can only mean one thing - pupils were enjoying World Book Day!

Superman in action at Maidstone Infant School. Picture: ARCHANTSuperman in action at Maidstone Infant School. Picture: ARCHANT

Fun certainly wasn’t in short supply as these pictures taken by our photographer show.

Do you recognise any of your school friends in this picture? Picture: ARCHANTDo you recognise any of your school friends in this picture? Picture: ARCHANT

It was a whole school affair, with everyone taking to the playground to show off their homemade costumes in celebration of their favourite characters.

Teachers joined in with the fancy dress fun. Picture: ARCHANTTeachers joined in with the fancy dress fun. Picture: ARCHANT

And it wasn’t just the children having all the fun, as teachers joined in with fancy dress of their own - complete with tinsel wigs.

Pinocchio was among the characters. Picture: ARCHANTPinocchio was among the characters. Picture: ARCHANT

It was the first year that World Book Day had been celebrated - having officially launched on March 2, 1995.

Can you name anyone in this picture? Picture: ARCHANTCan you name anyone in this picture? Picture: ARCHANT

The event encourages children to explore different books and celebrate the work of authors and illustrators.

Teachers helped to celebrate World Book Day at Maidstone Infants School in 1995Teachers helped to celebrate World Book Day at Maidstone Infants School in 1995

If you can spot any of your old school friends in these photographs, or to share your own pictures and memories with us, email our picture desk.


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