CHILDREN across the York and North and East Yorkshire joined in the celebrations for World Book Day with a string of events.
This year marked the 17th World Book Day and nurseries, toddler groups, children’s centres and schools across York got involved, with a variety of activities such as guest storytellers and book-themed dressing-up.
Among the events to be held, children at Bootham Junior School held a fancy dress parade of characters from their favourite books - one of a series of literary events at the school which has also included a visit from Bootham School old scholar Kjartan Poskitt, of Murderous Maths fame.
At Linton-on-Ouse Primary School, children have started a readathon to raise money for children’s charities.
Over at Huntington School, students were allowed to dress in non-uniform with staff and sixth formers dressing in book-related fancy dress. An event staged by the English department showed students 20 minutes of a film and then allowed them to take the book to read.
And at Scarcroft Green Nursery, the leader of the council, Coun James Alexander, read The Hungry Caterpillar to children.