TEN YEARS AGO: Hogsthorpe pupils mark World Book Day

Pictured here celebrating World Book Day 10 years ago are a group of pupils at Hogsthorpe Primary School.

Hogsthorpe Primary School 10 years ago.
Hogsthorpe Primary School 10 years ago.

The youngsters had come to school dressed as their favourite literary characters.

World Book day was created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1995 to celebrate books and authors and encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading. The first World Book Day in the UK followed in 1997.