Youngsters across Huntingdonshire celebrate World Book Day in style

World Book Day at Holywell Primary School. Picture: ARCHANT

World Book Day at Holywell Primary School. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Children from across Huntingdonshire showcased their love for books by dressing up as their favourite book characters.

World Book Day at St Peter's School, in Huntingdon. Picture: ARCHANT

World Book Day at St Peter's School, in Huntingdon. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

From Batman to Superman, youngsters swapped their uniforms for superhero costumes to celebrate the annual event.

World Book Day was first held in the UK in 1995, and since then schools from across the country have held yearly events to celebrate novels.

St Peter’s School, in Huntingdon, marked the day by welcoming author Penny Joelson to talk about her book ‘I Have No Secrets’.

Meanwhile, children from Ramsey Community Junior School were asked to dress up as a ‘goodie and baddie’ from any book. Pupils at Holywell Primary School, Middlefield Academy, Cromwell Academy, and Winhills School were all also taking part in the festivities.

Lewis, aged 9, From Great Paxton primary school

Lewis, aged 9, From Great Paxton primary school - Credit: Archant


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The day, which is usually held in April, but is sometimes moved depending on the Easter holidays, tries to promote reading by giving every child a book voucher.

Alex Coopermarsh age 8 from Middlefield Academy

Alex Coopermarsh age 8 from Middlefield Academy - Credit: Archant

Oliver Birch, 5, created a ‘book in a box’.

Oliver Birch, 5, created a ‘book in a box’. - Credit: Archant

Toby aged 9 and Harvey aged 10, from Somersham primary school

Toby aged 9 and Harvey aged 10, from Somersham primary school - Credit: Archant

Adam aged 11 from Cromwell Academy Huntingdon

Adam aged 11 from Cromwell Academy Huntingdon - Credit: Archant

Toby, 6, from Cromwell Academy

Toby, 6, from Cromwell Academy - Credit: Archant

Lucy Giles, 10, from Great Paxton School

Lucy Giles, 10, from Great Paxton School - Credit: Archant

James, 5, from Winhills school

James, 5, from Winhills school - Credit: Archant

Courtney, 10, Ramsey Junior school

Courtney, 10, Ramsey Junior school - Credit: Archant

Lexiee, 4, Ramsey Spinny Infants school

Lexiee, 4, Ramsey Spinny Infants school - Credit: Archant

Kenny, 6, Ramsey Spinny Infants school

Kenny, 6, Ramsey Spinny Infants school - Credit: Archant

Reuben, 8 and Kci, 10, from St John's Primary School, in Huntingdon.

Reuben, 8 and Kci, 10, from St John's Primary School, in Huntingdon. - Credit: Archant

Lou Curtin, 6, from Middlefield Primary School

Lou Curtin, 6, from Middlefield Primary School - Credit: Archant

Jed and Lucy from Roundhouse Academy

Jed and Lucy from Roundhouse Academy - Credit: Archant

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