LUCKY children at Parish Church CoE School in Skipton were presented with a box of brand new books courtesy of the town’s Morrisons Supermarket to celebrate World Book Day.

Liam Shaw, the store’s community champion, and a former pupil of the school, said he was delighted to be able to donate the books to his old school.

“There is a selection of books to suit all ages of children from picture books to poems and even funny stories and classic novels. World Book Day is a great initiative to get children interested in reading, especially in this digital age and the team at Morrisons in Skipton were happy to make the donation,” he said.

Children at the school, in Brougham Street, came to classes dressed as their favourite book characters.

World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and a celebration of reading. It is the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in more than 100 countries all over the world.

This year was the 22nd World Book day with schoolchildren across the world dressing up as their favourite book characters and enjoying reading.