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Posted on Mar 3 2022 by Fiona Bailey

The BFG, Dr Seuss and Mary Poppins have all dropped by the St Andrew’s College to teach classes as part of World Book Day.

Staff and students have all dressed up to celebrate the annual event which schools up and down the country take part in.

The campaign, which started in 1995, was created to encourage more young people to read. Over the years it has grown and has now become a firm favourite among schools and colleges.

Cheryl Smith, Headteacher of the St Andrew’s College, who chose to dress up as The Cat in the Hat said: “World Book Day is such a fantastic event which injects a bit of excitement into everybody’s day as we all look forward to seeing their costumes.

“We wholeheartedly support the campaign every year as it encourages young people to become interested in reading and learn about book characters they may never have heard of.

“I’d like to thank the team for their creativity and enthusiasm in donning their costumes and making such an effort.”

In addition to talking about all the characters that staff have dressed up as and introducing the students to the books, the College has also planned some reading based activities that will take place across the whole day to ensure that reading remains firmly on the agenda.