World Book Day at Cranborne Primary, Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 15:43 07 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:22 07 March 2018

Hayden age 6 dressed as Where's Wally for World Book Day at Cranborne Primary School in Potters Bar. Picture: Melissa Page

Hayden age 6 dressed as Where's Wally for World Book Day at Cranborne Primary School in Potters Bar. Picture: Melissa Page

Melissa Page

Cranborne Primary School has had an inspiring day of literary celebration despite Storm Emma’s best efforts.

Pupils enjoying World Book Day at Cranborne Primary School in Potters Bar. Picture: Melissa PagePupils enjoying World Book Day at Cranborne Primary School in Potters Bar. Picture: Melissa Page

Originally planned for Thursday, March 1, all of the school’s World Book Day activities had to be put on hold when freezing temperatures caused them to take a snow day.

But by Wednesday March 7, the kids were raring to go in their costumes.

A special assembly held by the school was filled to the brim with eager characters such as Where’s Wally, the Mad Hatter, Veruca Salt, and even Sophie from The Tiger Who Came to Tea - who came equipped with her own batch of tiger food.

World Book Day is an annual celebration of all things to do with reading, writing and illustrating.

Pupils pictured from left to right: Christiarne 5 dressed as the Mad Hatter, Hayden 6 dressed as Where's Wally and Lily 6 dressed as Veruca Salt for World Book Day at Cranborne Primary School in Potters Bar. Picture: Melissa PagePupils pictured from left to right: Christiarne 5 dressed as the Mad Hatter, Hayden 6 dressed as Where's Wally and Lily 6 dressed as Veruca Salt for World Book Day at Cranborne Primary School in Potters Bar. Picture: Melissa Page

The school certainly did this, from Year 5’s Harry Potter-style classroom, to a “stop, drop and read” bell whose chime meant that everybody - even head teacher Mr Alan Cocker - had to stop whatever they were doing and get reading.

Talking about the cancellation, Mr Cocker said: “It was a real shame that the snow came, but everyone just adapted.

“The children have risen to the challenge and have been really creative, making their own props.”

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