Pupils at primary schools in Tidworth and Ludgershall entered the wonderful world of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland on Thursday (March 3) as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of World Book Day.

Wellington Lions and Eagles Primaries students had fun dressing up as Mad Hatters, White Rabbits, Red Queens and Alice among many characters whilst enjoying activities throughout the day around the Alice in Wonderland story. Children wrote invitations to the Mad Hatters tea party, made bookmarks, cheshire cat masks and caterpillar puppets as well as studying the famous ‘Jabberwocky’ poem.

Fifi, who dressed as the Queen of Hearts, said: “We looked at Carroll diagrams in maths as they are named after Lewis Carroll."

Zara added: “I really enjoyed dressing up today. Everyone’s costumes are really good especially the girls who dressed up as Mad Hatters because their costumes were slightly different.”

Lion Primary teacher Shelley Taylor saidL “World Book Day brings joy and excitement to reading and books and is also a chance to bring in the traditional tales that so many children don’t get the opportunity to listen to or read or talk about.”

Eagles Primary teacher Joanne Popperwell added: “It is about promoting a love of reading by immersing themselves in the characters and we’re just about to launch our library so reading is a really high priority here."

Wellington Lions and Eagles Primary Academies are part of Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust www.rwbatrust.org.uk , for more information on Eagles and Lions Primaries please visit www.wellingtonprimary.org.uk