Kids get creative to mark World Book Day

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Youngsters dressed up in all sorts of wacky creations to mark World Book Day.

The 20th anniversary of the celebration of all things paperback (and hardback for that matter!) was marked across schools and nurseries on the Fylde coast.

Pupils and staff at St Wulstan's & St Edmund's Primary celebrate World Book Day.  Pictured are William Hankey and Ruby Garrett.

Pupils and staff at St Wulstan's & St Edmund's Primary celebrate World Book Day. Pictured are William Hankey and Ruby Garrett.

They included pupils and staff at St Wulstan’s & St Edmund’s Primary in Fleetwood and Boundary School in Grange Park, Blackpool.

At St Wulstan’s, staff used the day to launch their new library.

Teacher Fiona Ormerod said: “The new library used to be the old staff room and it has been completely renovated.

“We have also launched a reading reward scheme where children will have bookmarks to fill in every time they read a library book. Once they have filled them, they will get a prize.”

Pupils and staff at St Wulstan's & St Edmund's Primary celebrate World Book Day.  Clockwise from top left are Amy Farrow, Isabella Griffin, Ava Barnacle, Verity Gray and Oscar Stephenson.

Pupils and staff at St Wulstan's & St Edmund's Primary celebrate World Book Day. Clockwise from top left are Amy Farrow, Isabella Griffin, Ava Barnacle, Verity Gray and Oscar Stephenson.

“The children’s costumes look great and it’s all to encourage reading.”

Read about last year’s World Book Day here

Pupils and staff at St Wulstan's & St Edmund's Primary celebrate World Book Day.  Pictured are Jordan Riley and Daniel Barker.

Pupils and staff at St Wulstan's & St Edmund's Primary celebrate World Book Day. Pictured are Jordan Riley and Daniel Barker.

Pupils and staff at Boundary Primary School celebrate World Book Day.  Pictured is Aidan Fairbairn.

Pupils and staff at Boundary Primary School celebrate World Book Day. Pictured is Aidan Fairbairn.