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Pupils get into character to celebrate World Book Day
3:00pm Friday 7th March 2014 in News
POLLY Rumsby, six, and Amy Covell, 10, dressed up as Wally from the Where’s Wally? books on Wednesday.
Pupils and staff from Deddington Primary School all came in dressed as their favourite fictional characters.
Polly, a Year Two pupil from Hempton, said: “I like reading the Wally books because they’re funny and it’s fun looking for him.
“The whole school dressed up and everybody looked really good.
“We had to describe our characters and what they do.”
Where’s Wally? has sold almost 60 million books worldwide since 1987.
BOOK characters were brought to life by pupils and staff at Headington Prep School, with parents and grandparents as guests of honour.
Pupils dressed up and enjoyed a visit from author Katherine Langrish.
Katie Livingstone, nine, said: “I chose to dress up as Hiccup from How To Train Your Dragon because the author makes the characters come alive.”
Head of prep Jane Crouch dressed up as Mary Poppins for the day.
Katie Livingstone as dragon trainer Hiccup
PUPILS from Witney’s St Mary’s Infants School dressed up as their favourite characters on a visit to a residential care home.
Nine youngsters aged six and seven called in with their teachers to the town’s Newlands House.
Darcy Grant, six, from Witney, dressed as Dr Seuss’s Cat in the Hat.
Darcy said: “The Cat in the Hat is my favourite book and it’s fun to get dressed up for World Book Day.”
Resident Dorothy Evans, a former vice-principal of Cheltenham teacher training college, said: “As a former school teacher it was a delight to meet them.”
Harvey Burson, six, Leanna Alderson, seven, and Darcy Grant, six, with Dorothy Evans
Finley Middleton was mesmerised when Spaghetti with a Yeti authors visited Douglas House hospice.
Authors Charlotte and Adam Guillain acted out their story of a boy called George who is determined to track down the elusive Yeti.
Five-year-old Finley’s mum Michaela, 45, said the authors encouraged all the children at the Oxford hospice to get involved in the story.
She said: “It was fab. He was playing all the different characters and had little props, hats and outfits to go with the story, while she was playing musical instruments.”
Finley, who is believed to be the only person in the world to have GINS1, an extremely rare genetic condition that affects his growth and immune system, said: “It was good fun.”
The family, along with Finley’s sister Lucie, two, and dad Justin live in Arncott, near Bicester.
From left, Eri Mecini, four, Finley Middleton, five, and his sister Lucie, two
PUPILS from West Witney Primary School took inspiration from their favourite novels to make models, redesign covers and write book reviews.
Children aged from three to 11 took part alongside parents, grand-parents and school staff. Models included scenes and characters from The Faraway Tree, Winnie the Witch and Horrid Henry.
Matthew Fenwick, eight, said: “Horrid Henry is my favourite book. I made my model using Fimo clay and hand-painted it all by myself.”
Teacher Ann Fenwick, who made a Paddington Bear cake, said: “It’s been lovely watching the children enjoying their books together and seeing the amazing models and book covers that they have produced.”
Matthew Fenwick, eight, Avalon Simpson, four, Hannah Jarrett, 11 and Amelia Tempest, 10, with teacher Ann Fenwick
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