World Book Day 2021: YOUR pictures of children's costumes

Pupils from St John Fisher Primary School pose with their favourite books while in fancy dress for World Book Day

Pupils from St John Fisher Primary School pose with their favourite books while in fancy dress for World Book Day - Credit: St John Fisher Primary School

Even though schools aren't opening their doors to the majority of children until Monday, that hasn't stopped kids (and their parents and teachers, too!) from dressing up for World Book Day 2021.

Celebrated on the first Thursday in March, World Book Day typically sees students and school staff dress up as their favourite book character for a day at school.

The team behind WBD, which has been commemorated since 1995, have adapted this year's event to make sure that World Book Day sends a powerful and positive message about books and reading, even when staying at home under lockdown.

Here's a snapshot of how WBD is being celebrated across St Albans, Harpenden and beyond!

Beech Hyde School pupil Brooke, 5, dressed as the Cheshire Cat from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Beech Hyde School pupil Brooke, 5, dressed as the Cheshire Cat from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Credit: Juliet Collins

Freya, aged 6, dressed as a character from her very own book. She's in Year 2 at Mandeville Primary School in St Albans

Freya, aged 6, dressed as a character from her very own book. She's in Year 2 at Mandeville Primary School in St Albans - Credit: Carolyn Philpot

Mandeville Primary's Hadley Meads, age 6, took the 'stay home' message to a whole new level with her Alice in...

Mandeville Primary's Hadley Meads, age 6, took the 'stay home' message to a whole new level with her Alice in Wonderland-themed house costume! - Credit: Zoe

Pupils from St John Fisher Primary School pose with their favourite books while in fancy dress for World Book Day

Pupils from St John Fisher Primary School pose with their favourite books while in fancy dress for World Book Day - Credit: St John Fisher Primary School

Emmeline Murray dressed up as Ottoline Brown from Chris Riddell's Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Emmeline Murray dressed up as Ottoline Brown from Chris Riddell's Ottoline and the Yellow Cat for World Book Day 2021 - Credit: Andrew Murray

Eight-year-old Ollie Sheard, who attends Cunningham Hill Junior School, dressed as American painter Bob Ross, inspired by...

Eight-year-old Ollie Sheard, who attends Cunningham Hill Junior School, dressed as American painter Bob Ross, inspired by his book 'Happy Painting' - Credit: Karen Sheard

Toddler dressed as Paddington Bear

Grasshoppers Day Nursery had their very own Paddington Bear show up on World Book Day 2021! - Credit: Grasshoppers Day Nursery

Staff and pre-schoolers at Grasshoppers Day Nursery dressed as their favourite characters, including Elsa from Frozen and...

Staff and pre-schoolers at Grasshoppers Day Nursery dressed as their favourite characters, including Elsa from Frozen and The Gruffalo, for World Book Day 2021 - Credit: Grasshoppers Day Nursery

Children attended Harpenden Central Day Nursery and Pre-School dressed as their favourite characters for World Book Day

Children attended Harpenden Central Day Nursery and Pre-School dressed as their favourite characters for World Book Day - Credit: Harpenden Central Day Nursery and Pre-School

Although the day is drawing to a close, please keep your pictures coming! Send us an email to hertsad@archant.co.uk for your chance to get featured.


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