All smiles as youngsters mark World Book Day 2020 in Royston and villages

Barclee aged nine as Draco Malfoy, Beau aged nine as Ron Weasley and Ronnie aged four as Lego Ninjag

Barclee aged nine as Draco Malfoy, Beau aged nine as Ron Weasley and Ronnie aged four as Lego Ninjago. Picture: Paige Watson - Credit: Archant

Youngsters from Royston and the surrounding villages dressed to impress on World Book Day.

Reed First School youngsters taking part in World Book Day 2020. Picture: Reed First School

Reed First School youngsters taking part in World Book Day 2020. Picture: Reed First School - Credit: Archant

The schools in our area that took part in the event yesterday included Roman Way Academy in Royston, Ashwell Primary School and Reed First School.

Arabella Stokes, from Roman Way, became Alice in Wonderland - a story she absolutely loves, which her mum Jemma and dad Adam read to her all the time.

Reed First School youngsters taking part in World Book Day 2020. Picture: Reed First School

Reed First School youngsters taking part in World Book Day 2020. Picture: Reed First School - Credit: Archant

The four-year-old said: "I'm sad to be going to school in uniform tomorrow, and wish it was world book day every day!"

Reed First School's headteacher Vicky Wittich said they had "fabulous book character costumes at their World Book Day celebrations".

Arabella Stokes age 4 from Roman Way Academy as Alice in Wonderland. Picture: Courtesy of Kelly Darb

Arabella Stokes age 4 from Roman Way Academy as Alice in Wonderland. Picture: Courtesy of Kelly Darby - Credit: Archant

Other brilliant costumes included Captain Underpants, Peppa Pig and Mr Bump.

The annual event, which began in 1995, celebrates reading and is marked in more than 100 countries across the globe.

Harry Potter on World Book Day. Picture: Jade Ria

Harry Potter on World Book Day. Picture: Jade Ria - Credit: Archant

Evie-Grace Hammond dresses as Goldilocks with three bears on her dress. Picture: Courtesy of Alice H

Evie-Grace Hammond dresses as Goldilocks with three bears on her dress. Picture: Courtesy of Alice Hammond - Credit: Archant

Louie, 6, as Captain Underpants and Stanley, aged four, as the bear from we’re going on a Bear hunt

Louie, 6, as Captain Underpants and Stanley, aged four, as the bear from we’re going on a Bear hunt Picture: Charlotte Crotty - Credit: Archant

Mini Harry Potter Jack Greaves, aged 6 weeks. Picture: Samantha Greaves

Mini Harry Potter Jack Greaves, aged 6 weeks. Picture: Samantha Greaves - Credit: Archant

Isabelle as a Cheeky Little Kitten. Picture: Kate Kirby

Isabelle as a Cheeky Little Kitten. Picture: Kate Kirby - Credit: Archant

Buddy Horgan, aged seven, in his homemade Mr Bump costume Picture: Courtesy of Becky Cox

Buddy Horgan, aged seven, in his homemade Mr Bump costume Picture: Courtesy of Becky Cox - Credit: Archant

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