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, 15:40
fenland Hall county road

A woman who cheated two London boroughs and Fenland Council out of £40,000 in housing benefit has been spared jail after a judge heard she may have to sell her home to pay the money back.

09:30
Kingsfield Primary School, Chatteris

A Cambridgeshire primary school is appealing to members of the community for historical photos of the old King Edward and Burnsfield schools ahead of an exhibition later this year.

Yesterday, 11:26
Incident at Block Fen Mepal where a lorry driver was injured after his Hankins Ltd vehicle hit overhead cables.

The driver of a tipper lorry that hit overhead power cables at a Fenland quarry was remains in a serious condition in hospital.

08:00
Amanda Rawlings, Dawson's Flowers, The Causeway, Blunts Lane, Whittlesey, Peterborough

Having never been given a bunch of flowers during her 25-year marriage, a Lloyds Bank customer was left feeling rosy after her husband bought her a florist shop just in time for Valentine’s Day – so she could set up her first business.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition