Picture special: Going by the book!

At Kirkcaldy West Primary, Eilidh McDowall (5) as Peter Rabbit; Lisa Rivers (11) as the Lorax and Craig Scott (8) as Willy Wonka
At Kirkcaldy West Primary, Eilidh McDowall (5) as Peter Rabbit; Lisa Rivers (11) as the Lorax and Craig Scott (8) as Willy Wonka
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Last Thursday was World Book Day, when Fifers were invited to celebrate an international love of books and reading by marking it with special events.

In schools and libraries the day was celebrated in a variety of ways, with pupils and teachers turning up dressed as their favourite storybook characters, reading sessions and school lessons and library programmes tailored to include storytelling sessions and discussions on favourite books.

Kirkcaldy West pupils Courtney Suttie (8) and Eilidh Davidson-Henderson (9) cosy up with a good book

Kirkcaldy West pupils Courtney Suttie (8) and Eilidh Davidson-Henderson (9) cosy up with a good book

At Kirkcaldy West Primary pupils and teachers dressed up as characters ranging from princesses in ‘Frozen’ to Where’s Wally, the Lorax and many more.

The younger ones all took turns choosing their favourite book character and described them just using adjectives.

Winners in the fancy dress competition – Eilidh McDowall (5) in P1 as Peter Rabbit; Craig Scott (8), in P4 as Willy Wonka and Lisa Rivers (11) in P7 as the Lorax.

A variety of activities were also held at Burntisland Primary.

Burntisland pupils with their posters they designed based on books by Julia Donaldson. Pic: FPA

Burntisland pupils with their posters they designed based on books by Julia Donaldson. Pic: FPA

It began with a list of tasks, for the youngsters to complete, presented by the dragon from the Julia Donaldson book ‘Room on the Broom’.

A ‘Remarkable Reading’ exercise invited youngsters to take photographs of themselves reading books in unusual places - pupils were pictured in trees, baths, a dentist’s chair, at the hairdressers and in cars.

They also designed posters based on books by author Julia Donaldson.

Staff and pupils at Burntisland PS dress as characters from books. Pic: FPA

Staff and pupils at Burntisland PS dress as characters from books. Pic: FPA

Pupils at Burntisland PS. Pic: FPA

Pupils at Burntisland PS. Pic: FPA

Arlo Cornwall (P2) from Burntisland Primary finds an unusual seat to read his book

Arlo Cornwall (P2) from Burntisland Primary finds an unusual seat to read his book

Logan Raeside (P2 at Burntisland Primary) reading his book in the bath

Logan Raeside (P2 at Burntisland Primary) reading his book in the bath

Sophie Paterson (P6) reading her book in a Ferrari

Sophie Paterson (P6) reading her book in a Ferrari

Elizabeth Fehr (P6) reading a book as she brushes her teeth

Elizabeth Fehr (P6) reading a book as she brushes her teeth

Youngsters from Kirkcaldy West Primary who dressed up for World Book Day

Youngsters from Kirkcaldy West Primary who dressed up for World Book Day

Youngsters from Kirkcaldy West Primary who took part in World Book Day

Youngsters from Kirkcaldy West Primary who took part in World Book Day