World Book Day celebrated across Barking and Dagenham

SCHOOLS in Barking and Dagenham celebrated all that is literary today for World Book Day.

Events were planned at schools across the borough to mark the day.

Children at participating schools received a �1 token which can be exchanged at bookshops for one of six specially published books.

Jo Richardson School in Dagenham set up a beach scene where students enjoyed a readathon for charity while Year 12 students held their own “Book Olympics”.

Pupils at Eastbury Primary School, Barking, paid 20p to swap their uniforms for a costume of a book character of their choice.

The money raised will go towards buying equipment and books for the school library. Staff and governors also dressed up and took part in activities throughout the day.

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