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.
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.
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.