‘Amazing sights to behold!’ – Many tales to tell as Royston and North Herts schools and businesses celebrate World Book Day

PUBLISHED: 18:13 08 March 2017 | UPDATED: 18:14 08 March 2017

Barley C of E First School pupils celebrating World Book Day.

Barley C of E First School pupils celebrating World Book Day.

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The dressing up box was thrown open last week as schools and businesses in Royston and surrounding villages celebrated World Book Day.

Roysia Middle School students and staff dress up for World Book Day. Roysia Middle School students and staff dress up for World Book Day.

Roysia Middle School celebrated on Friday and pupils were said to have made ‘wonderful efforts’ to ensure they stood out, with costumes from Bob the Builder to The Mad Hatter.

Leader of English Mr Streeter said: “Not to be outdone, the teachers also magically transformed into Harry Potters for the day, which was particularly amazing to behold! Every credit to all who took part – it was a fantastic day for all involved!”

At Greneway Middle School all pupils had the opportunity to swap their £1 book vouchers for a book in the Information Centre and Mrs Dawes led a competition for pupils to solve clues about books.

At Barley CofE First School, all the children dressed up as their favourite characters, with many inventive ideas. Some of the children joined the residents of nearby Margaret House for their celebrations too, and the school thanked children, parents and staff for their hard work.

Staff at Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care in Royston used their new looks to sell books and cakes in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Branch manager Hilary Roberts said: “It was a chance for us to raise funds and awareness for a cause we care about.”

Scrivens is supporting Alzheimer’s Society as its chosen charity for the third successive year after raising more than £28,000 so far.

For more information see www.scrivens.com

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