Pupils make huge effort for World Book Day

Despite the snow causing many schools in Peterborough to shut, lots of pupils made a huge effort to dress up for World Book Day last Thursday.

Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 12:33 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 1:34 pm
The Village Playgroup, Werrington

Lots of you sent in photos of your children dressed up as characters, with several children appearing as Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

There were also a couple of ‘Wallies’ and some characters from Roald Dahl novels.

Peterborough City Hospital also got involved,

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Carrie Moore's nine-year-old daughter Lacey as Belle at Discovery Primary School

Members of the Amazon Ward play team dressed up as the ‘Things’ from the much loved Dr Suess book Cat in the Hat for the young patients.

Throughout the afternoon the ‘Things’ visited each child and let them choose one of the books from their trolley which they got to take home having missed World Book Day at school.

Nicola Wright, play team specialist, said: “Traditionally for World Book Day we dress up as Where’s Wally as it’s so popular, however this year we chose the book Cat in the Hat because it coincides with Dr Suess’ birthday on March 2.

“We love dressing up as it brings fun to the hospital and puts smiles on the children’s faces. Especially if they miss the opportunity at school it still makes them feel like they’ve still been included.”

Carrie Moore's five-year-old daughter Jorgie as Anna at Discovery Primary School

Peterborough United also released a video of players and staff reading from a children’s book to mark the day.

Deanne Weise's daughter Niamh dressed as Belle
Ruby, Roman and Karla as Red Riding Hood, Thing 2 and Cat in the Hat at Gunthorpe Primary
Photo sent in by Emma Fleming. She said: "My little Violet Beauregarde!"
Margot Worricker, aged 1, as Madeline for World Book Day
Gemma Afford's son Alfie (8) who is a ghostbuster
Reion Bryant-Williams - the troll from Three Billy Goats Gruff
Helen Buckingham sent in this photo of Finley (5) as 'Norman the slug with the silly shell"
Gabriella (8) as "Pippi Longstockings"
Jessica Smith said - "Cameron (10) is the boy in the dress - David Walliams book. Joshua (6) is Paddington."
Harley Rose at Eye C of E Primary as Where's Wally
Photo sent in by Kelly
Ariana aged 3 as a tooth fairy
Macie aged 7 as Miss Spider from James & the Giant Peach
Charlie Britton aged 4 celebrating World Book Day at Bee Bright Day Nursery as Belle
Natalie Ajeigbe sent this photo in of daughter Eliana, 8, attending Old Fletton School dressed as Gangsta Granny and son Elijah, 4, attending Alpha Kindergarten Nursery dressed as Peter Pan
Alfie-James (2) dressed as Woody
Lucy Ramsden, aged 9, who goes to Old Fletton Primary School, dressed as Alice
Peterborough City Hospital Amazon Ward play team
Peterborough City Hospital Amazon Ward play team
Jessica as William out of the Christmasuraus at Old Fletton Primary
Photo from Samantha Pearce
Carrie Moore's nine-year-old daughter Lacey as Belle at Discovery Primary School
Carrie Moore's five-year-old daughter Jorgie as Anna at Discovery Primary School
Deanne Weise's daughter Niamh dressed as Belle
Ruby, Roman and Karla as Red Riding Hood, Thing 2 and Cat in the Hat at Gunthorpe Primary
Photo sent in by Emma Fleming. She said: "My little Violet Beauregarde!"
Margot Worricker, aged 1, as Madeline for World Book Day
Gemma Afford's son Alfie (8) who is a ghostbuster
Reion Bryant-Williams - the troll from Three Billy Goats Gruff
Helen Buckingham sent in this photo of Finley (5) as 'Norman the slug with the silly shell"
Gabriella (8) as "Pippi Longstockings"
Jessica Smith said - "Cameron (10) is the boy in the dress - David Walliams book. Joshua (6) is Paddington."
Harley Rose at Eye C of E Primary as Where's Wally
Photo sent in by Kelly
Ariana aged 3 as a tooth fairy
Macie aged 7 as Miss Spider from James & the Giant Peach
Charlie Britton aged 4 celebrating World Book Day at Bee Bright Day Nursery as Belle
Natalie Ajeigbe sent this photo in of daughter Eliana, 8, attending Old Fletton School dressed as Gangsta Granny and son Elijah, 4, attending Alpha Kindergarten Nursery dressed as Peter Pan
Alfie-James (2) dressed as Woody
Lucy Ramsden, aged 9, who goes to Old Fletton Primary School, dressed as Alice
Peterborough City Hospital Amazon Ward play team
Peterborough City Hospital Amazon Ward play team
Jessica as William out of the Christmasuraus at Old Fletton Primary
Photo from Samantha Pearce