Children at Whitefriars School in Harrow wore costumes to mark the end of a week of workshops, book swaps and live streams from authors on the internet.
Their fancy dress parade on Friday last week marked World Book Day, a huge celebration of reading, authors, illustrators and children’s literature.
Associate headteacher Karen Matthews, said: “It was a great day. The teachers joined in on the dressing up and we gave out prizes for the best costumes. We hope that this week and all the events have encouraged our children to have a lifelong love of books.”
Pupils at Peterborough and St Margaret’s School in Stanmore, worked with a choreographer from West End In Schools dance group to create and act out vignettes in front of their teachers to celebrate the day.
Janet Mote, head of the junior department, said: “It’s looking at books in a different way. They performed the books through movement, action and expression without saying a word.
“In the last couple of years, the girls have dressed in costumes as their favourite literary character, and this year we decided we would do something slightly different.”
Reception, year one and year two pupils performed The Troll by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, while years three and four acted out The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo, as did years five and six.
Grimsdyke School in Hatch End and Whitefriars School and Priestmead School in Harrow won the chance to have their own librarian for the day, following an open competition run by Harrow Council’s library service.
Staff from the service also visited schools every day last week to mark what was the 16th annual World Book Day.