A ‘wonderful’ World Book Day in Welwyn Hatfield
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Welwyn Hatfield schoolchildren dressed up as their favourite characters to mark World Book Day.
In order to celebrate World Book Day Year 7 and 8 students at Onslow St Audrey's School in Hatfield joined staff in a DEAR - Drop Everything And Read - lesson before each writing a book review, which will be put on display.
Little Red Riding Hood and Peter Rabbit were just some of the beloved characters that children at Rowan Tree Day Nursery in Welwyn Garden City impersonated and staff held a second-hand book sale for Cancer Research UK.
Rowan Tree manager, Claire Ovenden said: "We've had a brilliant time reading our favourite books and sharing them with our friends, as well as admiring the incredible effort which has gone into the costumes. Storytelling is essential for developing language and listening skills and is also wonderful for capturing the imagination."
For Aileen O'Mara's son Ollie - who is four and has autism - it marked a "huge achievement for him staying in his Fireman Sam costume all day at the nursery".