Thomas Clarkson Academy staff go fancy dress mad for World Book Day

PUBLISHED: 11:35 07 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:22 07 March 2014

Thomas Clarkson Academy staff get into the fancy dress spirit.

Thomas Clarkson Academy staff get into the fancy dress spirit.

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Staff at a Fenland college ditched their traditional attire and let their imaginations run wild when they dressed up as their favourite literary characters.

Thomas Clarkson Academy staff get into the fancy dress spirit.Thomas Clarkson Academy staff get into the fancy dress spirit.

About 40 members of staff turned up at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech wearing fancy dress to promote World Book Day.

The most popular books were The Wizard of Oz and there were a number of Harry Potter characters – with vice principal Lisa Ling dressing as Hogwarts headmistress Dolores Umbridge.

Librarian Debbie Trafford, who organised the event said: “There have been some fantastic costumes, with some staff even making their own creations.

“My particular favourites were Dolores Umbridge and Mr Dollis also looked great as Mr Darcy – complete with cravat.”

As part of the day, students took part in a quiz to guess all of the characters.

All students were also given a book token which they could exchange in school for one of World Book Day’s reads.

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