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Fiction comes to life on World Book Day

Rugby Editorial 11th Mar, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

CHARACTERS from literature sprang to life across the borough last week for World Book Day.

Students at Rugby High School for Girls put in a great effort by dressing up as their favourite characters, ranging from Batman and Robin, characters from the Hunger Games, the Preggers Twins and the Three Things.

Head of English Rachel Danks, in disguise as the Fairy Godmother, was proud of that the whole school had made such a fantastic effort.

Staff and pupils at St Oswald’s C.E. Primary School also got dressed up to mark the start of their ‘Year of Reading’, and the whole school indulged in a ‘stop, drop and flop’ game, whereby they ‘dropped’ around the school on their pillow or blanket to read their books.

Students at Princethorpe College celebrated by running a book stall with a difference – nothing was on sale.

Books were wrapped in plain paper, along with a chocolate biscuit, and offered to any passing student as a gift.

Meanwhile at feeder school Crackley Hall in Kenilworth, pupils did their best to pull a fast one on teachers as they turned up for class dressed as their favourite book characters.

At assembly, local author and former Head Teacher Roger Smith gave a talk about his recently published biography, Finding Private Uttley – the story of his grandfather who fought in the First World War.

It didn’t prove too difficult to find Wally at St Oswald’s C.E. Primary School.

The ‘Risk It for a Biscuit’ stall at Princethorpe College created quite a buzz on World Book Day.

Crackley Hall’s Year 6 get into character with visiting local author Roger Smith.

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