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

11:35 07 March 2014

Thomas Clarkson Academy staff get into the fancy dress spirit.

Thomas Clarkson Academy staff get into the fancy dress spirit.

Archant

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.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 10:20

Lauren Lyon, the girl whose birth hit the national headlines when her mum became the oldest woman in Britain to give birth, has graduated from university.

Fri, 16:09

An author from Wisbech has spoke of her surprise after her book scooped an award for contribution to local history.

Fri, 12:24

A national index that measures health, education, crime, income, employment and barriers to housing and services, shows Fenland is worse off than it was six years ago.

Fri, 12:05

A Wimblington woman who edits a specialist magazine about sheep, goats and alpacas has been short listed for an award alongside editors of publications like The Economist and Radio Times.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up