World Book Day was on Thursday, 2nd March, and many of you took part in celebrating your favourite reads by dressing up as characters from your most-loved books!

Each year, schools across the UK take part and pupils are encouraged to dress up. The Journal asked to see your best costumes, and you delivered!

We received many photographs from local schools, each one celebrating a little differently.

In Norton Hill Primary School, they celebrated 'Vocabulary Day', which saw children dress as their representation of a word. Pupils spent the day doing various word-related activities to improve literacy and enhance their understanding of well-known characters.

Westfield Primary School celebrated World Book Day with an array of character costumes. We received pictures from many of the school's classes - obviously World Book Day was a big hit at Westfield!

Similarly, Longvernal Primary School dressed to impress as their favourite book characters.

Over at Peasedown St John Primary School, children were able to come back in after school. They came back dressed in PJs or their World Book Day costumes and listened to their teachers share bedtime stories, take part in fun games and have hot chocolate with their friends.

One teacher said: "This was a great opportunity for children to enjoy reading books, talk about what they like to read and celebrate World Book Day. We all had so much fun!"

Midsomer Norton Library staff joined in with the fun too. They said, "We had lots of fun at Midsomer Norton Library this World Book Day. We had a visit from a local Primary School, a special story time and lots of activities to keep the children entertained".

We hope you all had a lovely time celebrating World Book Day. Take a look at our video slideshow below. Can you see your costumes featured? Let us know in the comments.

World Book Day 2023