World Book Day is full of character…

SCHOOLCHILDREN gave a new definition to ‘jumping off the page’ as they marked World Book Day in style last week.

Woking’s St Andrew’s and Chobham’s Coworth Flexlands were just two of the many local schools to toast some of the iconic characters who have made an impression on so many young lives.

Space adventurers mixed with Daleks from Doctor Who and Oompa Loompas who had taken a break from work in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.

Things got ‘incredible’ at St Andrew’s when the Hulk turned up, and it wouldn’t be a Book Day in Woking without a salute to the HG Wells classic War of The Worlds.

Over at Coworth Flexlands, pupils and staff dressed up as their favourite animal book character. The theme was chosen in support of their selected charity for this year, Surrey Wildlife Trust.

The result was a glorious mix of characters including The Three Little Pigs, Mog The Forgetful Cat and Simba from kids’ favourite The Lion King.

The prep school also enthusiastically welcomed Josh Lacey last week, when pupils from Years 3 through to 6 were involved in creative workshops with the author.

A spokesman said that the young students engaged fantastically, asked lots of interesting questions and produced some excellent work as a result. A book signing was an exciting end to an inspiring day.

The school library is also now the proud owner of a set of Mr Lacey’s books. The spokesman added: “Our Early Years and
Pre-Prep girls and boys are now looking forward to a visit from storyteller Vanessa Woolf – who will be with us on Wednesday (16 March) to inspire the young children.”

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