Orchard Vale pupils dressed up for World Book Day.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 at Orchard Vale School for World Book Day, aka Fiona Butler and Dawn Crabb.
Orchard Vale pupils Noah, nine, and Isabella, 10, in the library on World Book Day.
Orchard Vale pupils dressed up for World Book Day
Orchard Vale staff Viki Allin, Sue Manley and Sammi Wooldridge get into the World Book Day spirit.
Orchard Vale staff Ivelina Roberts and Sammi Wooldridge
Cats in hats for the Pilton Community College admin team. Picture: Jacob Harris
Visiting author Tanya Landman with Pilton students on World Book Day. Picture: Jacob Harris
Pilton staff dressed up for World Book Day, Picture: Jacob Harris
Into Narnia at Pilton College with Liz Kennard and Chani Turner. Picture: Jacob Harris
Having super time at Pilton's World Book Day are Laura Watt, Isobel Harris and Melissa Francis. Picture: Jacob Harris
Pilton College World Book Day fun with Max Barker, Harry Cope and Harvey Brewer. Picture: Jacob Harris
Jake Fuller and Alfie Lane-Cooper at Pilton College's World Book Day. Picture: Jacob Harris
PIlton teacher Simon Barnes as Paddington. Picture: Jacob Harris
Finn and Coby Keeble, from Barnstaple, both dressed as Peter Pan to celebrate World Book Day. Picture: Nicola Keeble
Park Community School's teachers in fancy dress to surprise the students for World Book Day. Picture: Sarah Howells
Park Community School's English department in full fancy dress for World Book Day. Picture: Sarah Howells
North Devon schools are celebrating World Book Day today (Thursday) by dressing as characters from their favourite tales.
Usually children put on their fancy dress - but pupils at Park Community School in Barnstaple had a surprise when they found their teachers transformed into book characters.
English teacher Marie Jones said: “We wanted to surprise the students and so far they have been shocked and delighted.
“We will be reading them a short story at the beginning of each lesson as well.”
At Orchard Vale School, pupils and staff dressed up to enjoy a day of book fun, with readings, story time, book sharing and discovering the joys of reading for pleasure.
The whole school also got into the spirit at Pilton Community College, with fancy dress, competitions and a day of events organised by Ann-Marie Hall.
It included a visit by Tanya Landman, author of Carnegie Medal-winning novel Buffalo Soldier. She said the school had a real buzz about it: “World Book Day is absolutely brilliant – I have so many friends that are writers and all of them are off visiting schools around the country. It’s a fantastic celebration of books and writing.”
The Gazette is asking readers to send their World Book Day photos to add to our online gallery.