In pictures: Redbridge schools celebrate World Book Day

Highlands school pupils dressed in costume for World Book Day

Highlands school pupils dressed in costume for World Book Day - Credit: Archant

Batman was spotted in Redbridge yesterday, as he got stuck into a engrossing tale as part of World Book Day.

The superhero was joined by the equally super Superman as children across the borough got reading.

To view pictures from the day, click on the link on the right of this page.

At Oakdale Junior School in Oakdale Road, South Woodford, pupils dressed up as heroes or villains from their favourite stories.

Roald Dahl characters proved popular with Willy Wonka and Fantastic Mr Fox sharing class space with comic book protagonists Batman, Iron Man and The Joker.

At Highlands Primary School in Highlands Gardens, Ilford, youngsters also enjoyed the opportunity to leave their uniform at home, walking through the school doors in a variety of eye-catching costumes including Robin Hood, King Arthur and Harry Potter.

Performance poet Roger Stevens has been visiting Coppice Primary School in Manford Way, Hainault, where classes have been swapping books, dressing up and reading throughout the day.

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Headteacher Jo Coton said: “It was great to see so many famous characters in the school, and I always enjoy seeing older children and the younger ones reading to each other.”

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