Welcome to World Book Day – a day of dressing-up magic for children at Rocks Park School, Uckfield.
Teachers and pupils from Rocks Park Primary School dressed up as their favourite animal characters for World Book Day. There were badgers, cats, bears, leopards, butterflies, foxes, rabbits, ladybirds and of course a gruffalo or two.
It’s been a busy week at the school, starting on Monday with the launch of Reading Detectives week and taking part in the “Share 1 Million Stories” campaign. Over the next month, the school is looking to share 10,000 stories to promote the love of reading a great book.
KS2 pupils were visited on Tuesday by Newhaven author David Fuller. He is the author of the popular ‘Alfie Jones’ series of books and on Friday, parents were invited in to share their favourite childhood book in a ‘Bring and Share Story Afternoon’.
What a week for the budding bookworms and authors! World Book Day was originally created by UNESCO and first celebrated in April 1995. The UK isn’t the only country which celebrates World Book Day! It is celebrated all over the world on 23rd April but in the UK it always runs on the first Thursday in March.
ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic)