Children put in a heroic effort for Book Day
PUPILS at schools across Bristol dressed to impress for World Book Day.
Many youngsters donned the costumes of characters from books while others dressed to match a theme chosen by their school.
At Begbrook Academy in Stapleton, pupils from the nursery to Year 6 at the school dressed up.
They attended as superheroes for the day, but rather than life-saving duties, lessons were their top priority.
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The most popular costume at the academy was that of Spiderman, followed by Superman and Batman.
World Book Day is celebrated to stress the importance of literacy, which underpinned the events of the day. The pupils began their day with an assembly promoting reading and writing.
Duncan Cruickshank, principal at Begbrook Academy, said: "A love of books and reading is the most important thing we can give our children.
"World Book Day is a fantastic opportunity to inspire children with a range of activities that promote reading in every way."
Pupils at Glenfrome Primary School in Eastville came in dressed as characters from books on as part of a book-themed week.
Children had a visit from book illustrator Chris Fisher and storyteller Maria Coelho, who worked with Year 1 and Year 2 pupils to tell stories using actions, rhymes and puppets.
They also took part in dual language storytelling and enjoyed a story night for families dressed in their pyjamas.
At St Anne's Infant School in Brislington, youngsters dressed up as aliens and astronauts as part of a book-themed week.