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World Book Day: Little bookworms dressed to impress in Northern Ireland schools

By Staff Reporter

Published 04/03/2016

World Book day at Fairview Primary School, Ballyclare.
World Book day at Fairview Primary School, Ballyclare.
Emily (5) and Jack (8) Davies from Comber dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood and Hiccip for World Book Day at Comber Primary School
Alastair Mcdowell (4) - bag of porridge from Goldilocks and the three bears' book. Alastair attends Central Primary School in Randalstown.
Jean Orchin, Classroom Assistant at Whitehead Primary School became Harry Potter's Hagrid for World Book Day.
Jake (9) as Greg from Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Chennai Donegan (7) from Newtownbutler, Fermanagh dressed up as her favourite comic hero, Supergirl.
Neve Stewart (4) Castlereagh as Little Red Riding Hood.
Tyler McGee (4) from Portrush as Mr Tickle.
Cora dressed as Lilly-Anna from her favourite book The Adventures of Shelby Stables.
Chloé (7) The Cat in the hat and Sophia Spence (3) as Goldilocks from Bangor who dressed up for World Book Day at Towerview Primary School and nursery.
Caitlin McAlinden (8) from Lower Ballinderry as Miss Root The Demon Dentist in the book by David Walliams.
Caitlin Boal (7) as Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz and 10-year-old Rachel Boal as Gangsta Granny from David Walliams' book. Both girls are from Comber and attend Comber Primary School.
Cassie Barrow aged 4 from Belfast as Mary Poppins.
Amy and Calum Rice from Castlewellan dressed as Moody Margaret from Horrid Henry & Billionaire Boy (David Walliams).
Eve Christina Quinn (7) from Belfast as Veruca Salt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Trent Atkinson P6 from Springhill Primary School Belfast as Greg from diary of a Wimpy kid.
Daithi Murphy (5) as Charlie Bucket Ballyhackamore.
Holly Downing (9) of Hollybank Primary School in Monkstown as Annie.
Danny P3 from Newtownabbey dressed up as the Mad Hatter ready for his Tea Party.
Emma and Jack Weir dressed up as Diary of a Wimpy Kid & Gangster Granny!
Jayla McKee Nellins (9) and Amy Johnson (10) as Miss trunchbull and Matilda.
Harry Potter fans, Freddie (10) and Louis (7) from Antrim.
Connor (8) and Catherine (5) Davis from Lisburn dressed up as Horrid Henry and Dorothy (with Toto) for World Book Day.
Hope McKee Nellins (6) as Little Miss Sunshine.
Julie Wilkinson (7) from Belfast as the Mad Hatter.
Oompa Loompa Kyle Simpson (8) from Belfast.
Alfie Welsh (7) as Dennis the Menace, at Stormont.
X-Wing fighter pilot Carter Johnston (8) from Newtownards.
Reubyn Legge (5) from Bangor. Dressed as Tintin.
Wee Oliver Dickey dressed up as Julia Donaldson's "stick man" for World Book Day.
Adam Rodgers (10) from Bessbrook from Grandpa's Great Escape by David Walliams.
Emily Cousins (12) Year 8 Glenlola Collegiate. She is Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice.
Cora and Clíona McCrissican from Downpatrick dressed up as a WW2 Wren & Dorothy for World Book Day 2016.
Clodagh Cultra dressed as Alice in Wonderland for World Book Day 2016
Aidan Cultra dressed as Paddington Bear for World Book Day 2016
Kilkeel Primary School P3 did extreme reading. They had to get a picture taken of them reading in an unusual /funny place. Myles Griffin (7) reading with the First Minister Arlene Foster at the DUP Breakfast and underwater at Kilkeel leisure centre.
Molly and Jude dressed as Mary Poppins and Bert
Madison, a pupil at Woodburn Primary School, as Jadis The White Witch from Narnia
Jean Orchin, a classroom assistant at Whitehead Primary School, dressed as Hagrid for the day
Emily (5) dressed as red riding hood from the classic fairytale
Cassie Barrow (4) from Belfast as Mary Poppins

Little bookworms from all over Northern Ireland dressed up as their favourite characters for World Book Day yesterday.

The international celebration aims to turn millions of kids into millions of readers.

One was Coleraine boy Oliver Dickey.

He was diagnosed with a form of cerebral palsy when he was 18 months old.

Big-hearted Ulster folk raised cash to take Oliver to America for surgery to help him walk, and yesterday the youngster dressed up as his favourite character Stick Man - doing his bit for the books he loves.

And Education Minister John O'Dowd, about to step down from his post, chose World Book Day to open a new library at St Patrick's Primary School in Cullyhanna.

"Reading is something that I encourage all young people to get involved with and enjoy," the minister told pupils and parents on his visit to the south Armagh school.

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