World Book Day 2019: Hastings, Bexhill, Rye and Battle children dress up as their favourite literary characters

Children across Hastings, Bexhill, Rye and Battle dressed up as their favourite literary characters to mark World Book Day last week.

Monday, 11th March 2019, 10:34 am
Updated Monday, 11th March 2019, 11:50 am
World Book Day at St Leonards CEP Academy

Take a look through some of these brilliant pictures of little ones in their costumes, as well some from our photographers – and if you haven’t done so already, send in your own – and don’t forget to take a look at some of the costumes across the Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden areas.

Glenleigh Park Primary Academy in Bexhill
Emily, 4, from Mini Moo's Preschool in Hastings, as the Gruffalo; Eva Cooksey, 2, from Bexhill, as Merida from Brave; and Freddie Finch, 3, from Silverhill Playgroup in St Leonards, as Fantastic Mr Fox
Megan and Isla Hopkins, aged 7 and 6, from St Paul's Church of England Academy in St Leonards, as Matilda and the BFG
Cyrus as Mr Stink, Levi as Billionaire Boy, and Reggie as an Oompa Loompa, from All Saints School in Bexhill
Casey-Leigh Alexander, 10, from All Saints C Of E Primary School in Bexhill, as Gangsta Granny
Esmee Gunston, 4, as a dragon and Tilly-Mae Gunston, 7, as Gangsta Granny
Francesca, 9, and Mylo, 6, from St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School in Bexhill, as Cleopatra and a gladiator from Horrible Histories
Freddie Morris, 4, and Izzy Brackley, 7, from Blacklands Playgroup and Ark Blacklands Primary Academy in Hastings
Junie, 4, from King Offa Primary Academy in Bexhill, as Anna from Frozen
Rex Fuller as Saucepan Man from Enid Blyton's The Faraway Tree
Sophia, 3, from Bear's House Nursery in St Leonards, as Little Red Riding Hood
Sophie-may, 8, and Jessica, 4, from Silverdale Primary Academy in St Leonards as Goldilocks
Taylor and Riley Read, aged 11 and 8, from Robsack Wood Primary Academy in St Leonards
Teegan Callow, 5, from Sandown Primary School in Hastings, as Belle from Beauty and the Beast
Theo Warren, 7, from Netherfield Church of England Primary School, as The Cat in the Hat
Thomas and Luke Blomfield, aged 11 and 6, from Guestling Bradshaw CE Primary School in Hastings, as Tom Gates and a wombat
Violette Buss, 9, from St Thomas' Church of England Aided Primary in Winchelsea, as Violet Beauregarde from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Xander Carr, 10, from Robsack Wood Primary Academy in St Leonards, as Grandpa from Grandpa’s Great Escape
World Book Day 2019 - Hastings - Xander Hamilton, 4, from St Pauls Church Of England Academy in St Leonards, as Catboy
Sisters Lexi-Rae Powell and Alisha Powell dressed as Tin Man and Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz. Pupils at Sandown School. SUS-190703-170419001
LaCie, aged 8, Matilda and Daniel, aged 6, Gruffalo. Pupils at Robsack Wood Primary Academy. SUS-190703-170408001
L-R: Ellie Bird, age 9, Little Bo Peep. Elsie Bird, age 5, Mary Poppins. Lily Bird, age 9, Matilda. Sam Bird, age 10, Harry Potter. SUS-190703-170356001
Brooke, 5, Demi, 7, and Jayden, 9, from Little Common School in Bexhill, as Shimmer, Matilda and a Slytherin
Courtney Deeprose, 9, from Silverdale Primary Academy in St Leonards, as Gangsta Granny
Eleanor Oakley, 5, and Bethany Oakley, 9, from Sedlescome CofE Primary School in Battle, as The Cat in the Hat and the Demon Dentist
Freya, 8, from Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy in St Leonards, as Veruca Salt
Julia Mansbridge, 9, from Glenleigh Park Primary Academy in Bexhill, as Cruella de Vil
Kyia Watts, 8, from Silverdale Primary Academy in St Leonards, as The Mad Hatter
Maddison Cooper, 5, from The Baird Primary Academy in Hastings, as Alice in Wonderland
Niamh Cooper, 8, from Silverdale Primary Academy in St Leonards, as Alice in Wonderland
Theo Benn (left) and Logan Benn (right), both pupils at All Saints Primary School in Bexhill. SUS-190803-102934001
Cody Marshall, 7, from St Leonard's Church Of England Primary Academy, as Mr Stink
Harmony Foster, 10, from Sandown Primary School, and Alliya Rodriguez, 2, from Sandown Nursery in Hastings; Kiki Neal, 6, from St Pauls Church Of England Academy in St Leonards, as Mary Poppins; and Lochlan and Maria Ray, aged 8 and 10, from Torfield School and Silverdale Primary Academy in Hastings
Kyan Huseyin, 2, from Battle Abbey School Nursery in Bexhill
Nancy, 11, Florence, 6, and Martha, 9, from Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy in St Leonards, as The World Book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Veruca Salt
Oliver Retmanski, 10, from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Hastings, as an Oompa Loompa
Rocco Cowlen, 4, from Claverham Day Nursery in Battle, as Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk
Rosie Gray, 9, from St Leonard’s Church of England Primary Academy, as Wenda
Sophie Dickson, 4, from Silverdale Primary Academy in St Leonards, as Goldilocks, and Tovyn Young, 6, from Silverdale Primary Academy in St Leonards, as Enderman from Minecraft
Ted Deeprose, 4, from St Thomas C Of E Primary School in Winchelsea, as Captain Hook
Alfie Beale, 3, from Claverham Day Nursery in Battle, as Peter Rabbit; and Bonnie Cuff, 11, from Guestling Bradshaw Church of England Primary School in Hastings
Amelia and Matilda, from Ark Blacklands Primary Academy in Hastings, as Veruca Salt and Matilda
Amera, 5, from St Paul's Church of England Academy in St Leonards, as Maleficent
Charlie and Annie Barrow, aged 7 and 4, from Ticehurst and Flimwell Church of England Primary School, as a footballer and Mary Poppins
Daley Davis, 6, and Mason Lyons, 10, from St Paul's Church of England Academy in St Leonards, as The Mad Hatter and Alex Rider
Darcey, 4, and Isla, 3, from Westfield School and Westfield Playgroup in Hastings, as The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Evan, 9, and Alfie, 7, from Saint Leonard's Church of England Primary Academy, as Greg from Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Burglar Bill
Frankie Willard and Tiana Huggett, from Ark Castledown Primary Academy in Hastings, as Harry Potter and an Oompa Loompa
Glenleigh Park Primary Academy in Bexhill
Glenleigh Park Primary Academy in Bexhill
Liam, 4, from Artemis Nursery in Hollington, as George from George’s Marvellous Medicine
Lola, 7, and Erin, 4, from Silverdale Primary Academy in St Leonards, as Snow White
Tabitha Holroyd, 6, from St Paul's Church of England Academy in St Leonards, as Cruella de Vil
Talia, Elijah-Blaque and Thais, from Hastings, as Wally, a policeman from Gangsta Granny and Matilda
World Book Day at Catsfield Church of England Primary
World Book Day at Catsfield Church of England Primary
World Book Day at Catsfield Church of England Primary
World Book Day at Catsfield Church of England Primary
World Book Day at Catsfield Church of England Primary
World Book Day at Catsfield Church of England Primary
World Book Day at Catsfield Church of England Primary