Staff and students at Upton Court Grammar School dressed up as their favourite literary character on Thursday 5 March to mark World Book Day. There was a real sense of excitement around the school as children admired each other’s outfits and talked about their character, while raising over £500 towards the school library.
Students also enjoyed listening to Rohald Dahl’s ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ during the day; at the start of each of the five lessons, subject teachers read an instalment of the plot-driven ‘whodunnit’ story leading to heightened curiosity throughout the day.
Principal Mercedes Hernandez Estrada said “It was wonderful to see the imaginative costumes and to listen to conversations about favourite books and characters. Reading is a wonderfully enriching activity and one that our students enjoy very much."
Radhika (12) and Ashwiny (13) as Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Cat in a Hat, Ibtissam (15) as Pikachu from Pokemon, Niruta (15) as Princess Mononoke from Monster Princess, Viet (14) as Lilo from Lilo & Stitch, Principal Mercedes Hernandez Estrada as Estella Havisham from Great Expectations, Director of Student Welfare Penny Earle as Arna from Disney’s Frozen, Shania (11) as the Mad Hatter, Avinash (16) as Batman and Kumsun-India as Tenderheart from Carebear.