SUTTON, Cononley and Cullingworth children were among those who celebrated World Book Day with special events.

Colourful characters from the wonderful world of children’s fiction roamed around Sutton Community Primary School, their numbers including several Harry Potters, Matildas, Mary Poppinses and BFGs.

The assembly included a quiz to test pupils’ knowledge of books and authors, then each class spent the day completing book-related activities.

In Key Stage 1, year two paired up with year five for some shared reading, while year one designed their own superhero character and Reception pupils acted out the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

In Key Stage 2, year six found the average of a range of book related data while year five watched a BBC Live Lesson which featured the authors Cressida Cowell, Rob Biddulph and Malorie Blackman.

Year four children created eye-catching personal bookmarks and year three pupils made text-based models.

School head Fiona Beetles said: “To top off an action-filled day we had open classrooms before the end of school, where parents and family members were invited to participate in whole-class shared reading sessions of our class novels.”

Cullingworth Primary School pupils dressed up to celebrate World Book Day by going along as Mr Men and Little Misses.

Children at Cononley Primary School marked the day with a visit from leading Yorkshire Dales storyteller and author Sita Brand.

She performed The Dragon’s Pearl, her retelling of a Chinese folk tale, and taught the pupils some mindfulness techniques and Chinese brush painting.

School head Catherine Pickles said: “The children were spellbound by Sita’s storytelling and enjoyed using the Chinese bell to help them meditate and focus.”

Sita is a leading light of Settle Stories, a group based in the Yorkshire Dales whose mission is to change the world through story.

The group collaborates with communities and artists to create transformative experiences that ignite curiosity and reimagine storytelling.