FICTIONAL characters were brought to life across Scarborough as youngsters celebrated World Book Day.
Hundreds of children from primary schools and nurseries spent the day in fancy dress as they imitated characters from their favourite books.
Pupils at St George’s School, Eastfield, had a “brilliant day” learning about literature.
Amy Roberts, who teaches year five and six pupils at the school, said; “Everyone had a really good day, and they all got into the spirit of it.
“We asked the children to bring in their favourite books, and each class did a different activity. My class wrote stories about their favourite characters.
“It was really nice to see everyone in fancy dress, including the teachers.”
Youngsters at Happy Jays Nursery, in Hopper Hill Road, enjoyed dressing up and spending the day in themed rooms.
Nursery manager Louise Goodger said: “We had different themes for the different age groups and their rooms, which were based on their favourite books.
“The pre school was Fairy Tales and Football Fever, the baby room was Animal Antics, and the tweenies, which are aged two to three, was Ten in a Bed, so they all spent the day in their pyjamas. We had lots of story telling and singing and it was a great day to get the children interested in books.”
Nursery children at Bairnswood Nursery, in Lady Edith’s Park, also spent the day in fancy dress.
Nursery owner Annette Johnstone said: “All the children dressed up as their favourite characters and they all had stories read to them.
“They are too young to read but they enjoyed looking at pictures book and having stories read to them.”
l More Book Day photos in Monday’s Evening News.