World Book Day 2020: Soham schoolchildren transform into their favourite characters for annual event

PUBLISHED: 10:27 09 March 2020

Children and staff from The Shade Primary School in Soham donned their best outfits as part of World Book Day. Pictures: MIKE ROUSE

Children and staff from The Shade Primary School in Soham donned their best outfits as part of World Book Day. Pictures: MIKE ROUSE

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Children in Soham dressed up as their favourite characters in aid of World Book Day.

Children and staff from The Shade Primary School in Soham donned their best outfits as part of World Book Day. Pictures: MIKE ROUSEChildren and staff from The Shade Primary School in Soham donned their best outfits as part of World Book Day. Pictures: MIKE ROUSE

Staff and 270 pupils from The Shade Primary School joined in the fun for the annual event on Thursday, March 5, where they took part in a range of activities and socialised with other classes.

Those who took part also donned their best outfits to dress up as their favourite book characters during the event.

Tia Amery, from The Shade Primary School, said: "They dressed up as their favourite book characters and they were swapping round classes doing different literacy activities all day.

"We do it every year, it's a bit of fun. Mike spoke to children and asked what they had been up to. It was nice."

Children and staff from The Shade Primary School in Soham donned their best outfits as part of World Book Day. Pictures: MIKE ROUSEChildren and staff from The Shade Primary School in Soham donned their best outfits as part of World Book Day. Pictures: MIKE ROUSE

World Book Day, which has been running for 23 years, aims to encourage children of all ages to come together by providing them with opportunities to explore the pleasures of reading through having a book of their own.

Children and staff from The Shade Primary School in Soham donned their best outfits as part of World Book Day. Pictures: MIKE ROUSEChildren and staff from The Shade Primary School in Soham donned their best outfits as part of World Book Day. Pictures: MIKE ROUSE

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