Dozens of schools celebrate World Book Day in Stroud
HARRY Potter, Alice in Wonderland and James Bond were just some of the fictional characters celebrated by children on World Book Day.
Schools across the district celebrated in style by dressing up as their favourite book characters on Thursday.
Lisa Hillman, literacy co-ordinator for Foxmoor Primary School in Cashes Green, said: "From Toy Story to the Three Little Pigs, the range of costumes and imagination of the children has been fantastic.
"Every child has been given a £1 book token and adults throughout the school read their favourite books to pupils hoping to inspire a generation of readers."
Pupils and staff from Severn View Primary Academy also dressed as their favourite book characters, meanwhile children at the Rosary School in Stroud wore their pyjamas to school for the day.
Lord of the Rings proved a favourite novel at Thomas Keble School, in Eastcombe, with the science department staff winning the prize for best costumes after they dressed as hobbits, elves and the wizard Gandalf.