Disney characters in the classroom

Throston Primary School pupils (rear left to right) Henry Thompson and Eden Bates (front left to right) Poppy Boyd, Zac Unthank and Harry Nicholson dressed as Disney characters with their Disney books. Picture by FRANK REID
Throston Primary School pupils (rear left to right) Henry Thompson and Eden Bates (front left to right) Poppy Boyd, Zac Unthank and Harry Nicholson dressed as Disney characters with their Disney books. Picture by FRANK REID
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PETER Pan, Tinkerbell, Buzz Lightyear and a whole host of other magical characters made an appearance for World Book Day.

The efforts of pupils from Throston Primary School turned their school hall into what looked more like the filmset of the latest Disney masterpiece.

It was a fantastic way to celebrate World Book Day as the talented pupils donned the outfits of their favourite book character.

Staff joined the pupils in showing off their creative side.

As part of their action-packed day, the pupils even got chance to have a look through the Wonderful World of Knowledge collection, the magical series of books available in the Mail in the coming weeks.

Year 5 pupil Eden Bates dressed as Tinkerbell, one of her favourite Disney characters.

Eden, aged nine, said: “I really like reading and I like Disney a lot, so these books are ideal for me.

“I was looking through a few of the books and the one I really liked was the Kingdom of Mammals, but the others looked good as well.

“The facts in them are very good, but there are lots of pictures as well, so they are easy to read.”

Year 1 pupil Henry Thompson, six, says he loves dinosaurs and he really enjoyed looking through the dinosaurs book.

Dinosaurs is the first book in the collection and will be going out absolutely free with every Mail on Tuesday, March 15.

After that readers can buy each book for just £2.99 with tokens available in the newspaper.

Henry said: “I love Jurassic Park and I really like dinosaurs.

“I got to look at all my favourite dinosaurs and find out some facts about them.”

Dawn Tate, a reception teacher and literacy co-ordinator at Throston Primary School also had a look at the books in the stunning series.

Mrs Tate said: “They do look really appealing for youngsters.

“With the endless amount of sites available on the internet these days, books need to grab the attention of the youngsters and these do that.

“Obviously the fact that they involve their favourite Disney characters will appeal to them as well.

“World Book Day is a great event for the children, it helps the children realise that reading can be fun and it is something they can enjoy doing at home.”

* CHILDREN at Rift House Primary School also maked World Book Day when they split into their classes and dressed up as characters from books they have been studying.

Pauline McSweeney, administration officer at Rift House Primary School, said: “It was a fantastic day.

“We had children dressed as vikings, children in their pyjama’s and one class came in bright colours because they have been reading about Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.”

Pupils from St Bega’s RC Primary School also dressed as their favourite characters.

Harry Potter and Where’s Wally? were just some of the books children chose to base their creative outfits on.

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