Children told the tale of a resourceful young hen and dressed as fictional characters to celebrate World Book Day.

Swapping their traditional uniforms for outfits of their favourite book characters, George Spicer Primary School in Southbury Road, Enfield, went the extra mile with the whole school joining in on a story telling session.

Organiser Laura Nagle said: “The children have been gathering ideas for the picture books they are creating and we have used drama and art activities to bring the day to life.

“The children have also taken part in a book swap and all 16 classes will take part in a story telling session of The Little Red Hen as a finale.”

Not only were children wearing different attire but teachers have also been dressing up as their favourite book characters.

Headteacher Hilary Ballantine said: “We have celebrated World Book Day in the past but this year we have put a lot of effort into making this a bigger and better day.

“We want to raise the profile of reading and for them to go home or use one of our two libraries to read. We have great links with the local libraries as well which we will continue to use.

“Reading is an essential skill whether it’s picking up a book or playing a computer game; it affects us every day and that is why we are putting a lot of time into World Book Day.”