Children get into character to share love of books

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  • by Jackie Turley

Schools across the island celebrated their love of authors and books at World Book Day.

Pupils and staff dressed as their favourite book characters from Where’s Wally to Harry Potter.

At Arbory School World Book Day had a Manx theme, with pupils dressing up as characters from Manx tales.

Andreas School governors read to pupils while children at St Thomas’ School, in Douglas, were paired up for a whole school reading session.

Author and illustrator Alexander Brown read extracts from his latest book, Jack and the Bean Stork, at Scoill Phurt le Moirrey.

Students at Queen Elizabeth II High School got creative, designing bookmarks which will be submitted to the British Isles-wide World Book Day competition.

It was the end of a month-long readathon at Ramsey Grammar School, with reading and activities in the library throughout the day.

Drop everything and read was the call at Scoill yn Jubilee, where pupils dressed as famous book characters.

While at St Ninian’s High School students were challenged with matching book titles with the member of staff who had recently read it.

At Scoill Vallajeelt children shared the books – anything from a comic book to an e-book – they have created.

Parents were invited to a second-hand book sale at Bunscoill Ghaelgagh.




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