CHILDREN from schools around Craven enjoyed a day of dressing up as their favourite character as they celebrated World Book Day.

The youngsters enjoyed a series of play activities, reading and story-telling with teachers and guests.

At Sutton CofE Primary School the children decorated wooden spoons as childhood characters while staff shared with them their own favourite books.

Meanwhile neighbouring Sutton Community Primary School held an assembly which included a quiz to test pupils' knowledge of books and authors, then each class spent the day completing book-related activities.

Cononley Primary School also celebrated the day with a visit from storyteller and author Sita Brand, of Settle Stories, who kept the children spellbound.

She performed The Dragon’s Pearl, her retelling of a Chinese folk tale, and taught the pupils some mindfulness techniques and Chinese brush painting.

Also enjoying World Book Day were children from all four schools in the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation of Grassington, Burnsall, Cracoe and Rystone, and Kettlewell. They enjoyed story-telling and dressing up as well as workshops.

The youngsters enjoyed stories with Keith Donelly, of Settle Stories, and poetry with Gill Lambert. They then made mobiles with artist Sam Makin which took place through generous donations in memory of a Kettlewell mum who was passionate about literature.