Pirates, crocodiles, Cruella De Ville and even Harry Potter were seen at Meadowpark as pupils dressed up to celebrate World Book Day.
During a special assembly, pupils at the school in Cricklade shared their favourite books with Year 1 performing an excerpt of Penguin Small by Mick Inkpen. Year 5 recited a piece about Pirates, which they had written in Shakespearean verse.
Mrs Debbi Brown, the subject lead for English, explained to the pupils why reading is so important.
“Reading allows us to be transported and so from our world to another, we can become immersed and taken into the lives and experiences of fictional characters and learn about culture entirely different to our own. Reading also helps us to learn new words and phrases, experience a range of emotions and acquire new skills and knowledge,” she said.
“Through a love of books and reading, children develop their thinking skills. It helps to make them feel positive and happy about themselves and feeds into all the other subjects that you learn in school.”