Characters come to life for World Book Day
Children at St Peter's National School in Bray celebrated the world of books last week, with their take on World Book Day.
They delayed the special day for a week and last Thursday, all of the children dressed up and brought their favourite books to school.
Characters on the day included most of the Harry Potter characters, some animals and magical creatures, and more than one Wally to find in the crowd. The children used their imaginations and creativity to create wonderful costumes for the day.
Sixth and second class students all chose Mister Men and Little Miss characters to dress up as.
There were superheroes, princesses, footballing legends, unsavoury grandmothers, and several unicorns.
Teachers didn't shy away from the fun, and dressed up just as well as the kids.
Over the last 22 years, World Book Day has become firmly established as Ireland's biggest annual event promoting the enjoyment of books and reading. The main aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading by providing them with an opportunity to have a book of their own. Thanks to National Book Tokens and book publishers and sellers, there were 12 books available from bookshops for schools, at just €1.50 per book. Tokens can still be exchanged until March 31.