Pupils book in for a day of lots of fun

Glasgow Academy Milngavie - World Book Day.
Glasgow Academy Milngavie - World Book Day.

Local children had great fun taking part in World Book Day events at schools throughout the area last Thursday (March 6).

Many pupils dressed up as fairy tale characters and superheroes from their favourite books.

Children at Westerton Primary School in Bearsden held a book sale to raise money for children’s charity UNICEF.

Glasgow Academy Milngavie youngsters brought in books to swap and shared their favourite book with their class.

They also received book tokens and donated money to Bookaid to help buy books for children around the world.

Meanwhile, pupils at Craigdhu Primary School in Milngavie were kept very busy colouring in cushions for the newly-refurbished library at the school and making library cards.

The children also enjoyed spending time in the reading corner and listening to audio books.

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading.

In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

The main aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.