Characters jump off the page for school children

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A CALVACADE of colourful literary characters made the journey from page to school to mark World Book Day.

Children and staff at schools across West Suffolk dressed as iconic figures from their favourite books for the celebration of literature.

Dennis The Menace, Cruella de Vil and Harry Potter were among the famous faces to grace the corridors of Westgate Primary School, in Bury St Edmunds.

Pupils took part in a catwalk of costumes and listened to stories read by their teachers.

They also sang two tunes to celebrate Sing Up Day, which is a national event to enourage children to sing more.

Children in Reception and Year 1 at Sebert Wood Primary School, in Bury, dressed as figures such as Where’s Wally and Snow White and brought in their favourite books, which they talked about.

The pupils also produced leaflets and posters about their relevant characters.

At Sexton’s Manor Primary School, children were invited back to school in the evening in their pyjamas with a teddy to enjoy bedtime stories and a World Book Day teddy bear biscuit.

Stories were told in places such as the school’s pirate ship and wicker dens.

Bacton Middle School welcomed literary glitterati such as Cat in the Hat, Captain Underpants and Sully, from Monsters Inc.

Activities included story writing, penning film trailers for books and redesigning the gingerbread house from Hansel and Gretel.

During an assembly, pupils from drama club acted out scenes from books and prizes were awarded for the best dressed pupils in each class.