Staff and children from Allenbourn Middle School dressed up as their favourite book characters for World Book Day on Thursday 7 March.
Amongst the staff were three Mary Poppins, as well as the sinister hooded Doctor Kalmenius from Philip Pullman’s Clockwork.
Within the classes there were wizards, witches, princesses and spies, not to mention some Gangsta Grannies, Time Lords and the odd Tardis. As well as celebrating the joy of reading, the children also raised money for Book Aid International, which sends books to communities in Africa.
“The atmosphere in school was wonderful,” said Rosalind Jensen, Allenbourn’s Librarian. “The children loved dressing up, and especially enjoyed seeing their teachers in costume too. This is a great way to promote reading and raise money for a worthy cause at the same time.”