Characters come to life for World Book Day in Royston

Staff at Meridian dressed up as their favourite literary characters as part of World Book Day.

Staff at Meridian dressed up as their favourite literary characters as part of World Book Day. - Credit: Archant

Pupils and staff brought the magical world of books alive on Thursday when they celebrated World Book Day at school.

Children from St Mary's Catholic Primary School Royston dressed up for World Book Day.

Children from St Mary's Catholic Primary School Royston dressed up for World Book Day. - Credit: Archant

There’s no better way to celebrate a great book than to dress up as its characters, and the efforts made by children and adults across the town are testament to that.

At Roysia Middle School, leader of English James Streeter said there was an incredible response from practically every student within the school who made amazing efforts to dress up as their favourite book character.

Teachers from Roysia School

Teachers from Roysia School - Credit: Archant

He said: “I would just like to say how proud I am, not only of their costumes, but also their effort and thoughtfulness in choosing them.

“Staff here all dressed as characters from Alice in Wonderland, which caused great delight, particularly our male version of Alice, who amazed everyone with her beauty.”

Jordan Reeder, Joshua Moriarty and Charlie Evans

Jordan Reeder, Joshua Moriarty and Charlie Evans - Credit: Archant


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There were also great efforts from other schools across Royston such as St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and Roman Way First School, where children brought in books to share with children in another class.

At Meridian School, pupils had fun seeing their teachers dress up to mark the global celebration of books and reading.

Penny Smith, George Stanway, Imogen Conomy and Elizabeth Conomy

Penny Smith, George Stanway, Imogen Conomy and Elizabeth Conomy - Credit: Archant

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Headteacher Dr Michael Firth said: “The students loved seeing the staff joining in with World Book Day and it certainly encouraged some lively debate about everyone’s favourites.”

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