Kingsbury schoolchildren dress as their favourite characters for World Book Day

Robert Southwell Primary School celebrates literacy event in style

Children from a Brent primary school dressed up in gear ranging from pirates to princesses in aid of World Book Day today(Friday).

The pupils from the Robert Southwell Roman Catholic Primary School in Slough Lane, Kingsbury, honoured the day with a host of activities to honour their favourite books.

Susan Cosgrave, finance and facilities manager at the school, said all the children enjoyed a variety of activities during the day.

She added: “As well as dressing up as their favourite book character they watched a live broadcast of different authors reading.

“The children also participated in a book swap, swapping their own books with class friends and the junior children took turns reading to the infant classes and nursery.”

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading and is marked in over 100 countries.