PHOTO GALLERY: Sleaford area school children enjoy a good page turner on World Book Day

Schools around Sleaford threw themselves into a good book last week for World Book Day.

At Winchelsea Primary School in Ruskington pupils dressed up as book characters and had fun with book based activities, including making biscuits, writing reviews and making pop-up books.

Harrys and Hermiones dressed up for World Book Day at St Gilbert of Sempringham Primary School at Pointon. EMN-161103-172754001

Harrys and Hermiones dressed up for World Book Day at St Gilbert of Sempringham Primary School at Pointon. EMN-161103-172754001

Head teacher Helen Duckett added: “We also had a competition at lunchtime for Where’s Wally which was hidden in the children’s chocolate pudding slices. Two lucky finders received a cookery book all about baking bread kindly provided by the Farm Kitchen from Ewerby who are our hot meal provider.”

Dressing up at St Gilbert of Sempringham Primary School in Pointon saw lots of Elsas, Princesses, Harrys, Hermiones and superheroes.

At St Botolph’s Primary School, Quarrington, children dressed up as book characters and brought the book in to show their friends.

Sir William Robertson Academy in Welbourn celebrated World Book Day in style with most of the teaching staff dressing as dramatic book characters along with many of the pupils.

Activities included reading sections of Roald Dahl’s ‘Man from the South’ in lessons, guessing the teacher reading a book in a photo and a game of ‘Book Snap’.

Characters included Skellig from the same book, Alice in Wonderland, Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird, Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter, MacBeth, Wally from Where’s Wally and Gangsta Granny.

Winners of a book quiz in the library were Team Einstein – Tom Penneck, Ben Coleman, Ben Ashcroft and Oska Mirfin of Year 8. Tom Wilkinson of Year 7 won the best costume award for Sherlock Holmes, judged by Head Boy and Girl, Tom Lane and Libby Arnold.

English teacher, Mrs Ainsley was awarded the best character costume for the witch from Macbeth. The English department were wonderfully dressed and Mrs Barnett as Cruella De Ville took her character into her lesson.