De Beauvoir youngsters celebrate World Book Day in Hackney

De Beauvoir schoolchildren dress up to celebrate the World Book Day.

De Beauvoir schoolchildren dress up to celebrate the World Book Day. - Credit: Archant

Paddington Bear, Winnie the Witch and Horrid Henry were just some of the characters Hackney youngsters chose to dress up as in De Beauvoir School, to mark World Book Day last Thursday.

The day which is celebrated in over 100 countries globally every year, was designated by peace organisation UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) 16 years ago to celebrate books and reading.

Sarah Bailey, executive headteacher at De Beauvoir School in Tottenham Road said it was a fantastic day.

“The school was a sea of colour and characters as children and staff dressed in their favourite characters’ costumes,” said Ms Bailey who chose to dress up as Wanda from Where’s Wally.

“All the children paraded the catwalk and were eager to show off the costume they had made - what great fun.”

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