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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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