Welwyn Hatfield youngsters mark World Book Day

STUDENTS across Times Territory celebrated World Book Day in style last week.

Many dressed up as their favourite characters and others marked the event acting out roles of their favourite books.

If you were at St Mary’s Primary School, in Welwyn, on Thursday (March 4) you could have been mistaken for thinking you had walked into some kind of mystical land.

As the pupils were dressed for the theme good versus evil.

Headteacher Mary Westley said it was quite some sight with all 401 students and the teachers in their outfits.

The fun continued at Howe Dell school where the scene of Goldilocks and the Three Bears was re-enacted.

While some were acting at the Hatfield school, others were decorating glass jars for the BFG or dressing up as their favourite characters, which varied from Where’s Wally to fairy tale characters.

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Springmead School celebrated the day by raising funds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital.

A hospital representative visited the school to talk about their work and all children received a World Book Day voucher worth �1 to spend on books.

Headteacher Judith Summer said: “Everyone had an excellent day.

“The children and staff at Springmead have had incredible fun this week as on Monday March 1 children’s author John Dougherty came in to visit our school.

“He read poems and parts of his books to each year group that made us laugh out loud!

“Mr Dougherty then officially opened our new school library which was exciting for everyone involved.”