A HUGE array of inventive costumes were on display when children and staff at two Keighley primary schools marked World Book Day.

The heads of Our Lady of Victories (OLV) and St Joseph's Catholic Primary Schools also joined in the fun on March 6 and 8, after postponing the celebration from the previous week due to heavy snow.

St Joseph's observed the day on the same morning that snow briefly returned to Keighley, but this did not stop head of school Andrew Arnold braving the elements and walking to school in his World Book Day scarecrow outfit.

Paul Booth, head of school at OLV, opted to come as a medieval king, while John Devlin, executive head of the two schools, came dressed as a "Book Explorer".

Mr Devlin said St Joseph's own efforts to spread the World Book Day message online were even "Liked" on Twitter by comedian David Walliams.

"Each class at an assembly at St Joseph's staged a presentation based on a book," he added.

"For example, year six acted out the Pied Piper of Hamelin, which was very well received.

"At OLV one of the highlights was having wooden spoons decorated as characters from books.

"There was story reading all day, and we had a lovely buzz around both schools.

"It was all about a genuine love of books and reading, and the wonderful sense of the places that stories can take you to."