Youngsters join World Book Day celebration

Mrs Cooney reads a story to children as part of the events throughout the week for World Book Day, at St Philip's CE Primary School, Atherton.
Mrs Cooney reads a story to children as part of the events throughout the week for World Book Day, at St Philip's CE Primary School, Atherton.

CHARACTERS from beloved childhood stories were spotted around the borough yesterday as part of the celebrations for World Book Day.

Youngsters donned everything from onesies and animal ears to recreate their favourite fictional characters to mark the global event.

Hundreds of wonderful pictures from readers of children enjoying a day full of bedtime book-themed activities came flooding into the newsroom.

Pupils from Atherton’s St Philip’s were asked to pick which story they wanted to hear solely from looking at the covers of books selected by staff members and governors.

More pictures in the Wigan Evening Post today and tomorrow and next week’s Leigh Reporter.