Holy Cross headteacher Cathy Dart as Burglar Bill her second character on World Book Day.

Uckfield headteacher turns into Burglar Bill

Holy Cross headteacher Cathy Dart turned into Paddington Bear and then Burglar Bill when she joined the rest of the school in dressing up for World Book Day.

Most members of staff and pupils chose to become one favourite character but the headteacher went one step further.

Pic 5 - Holy Cross Headteacher is Paddington

Holy Cross headteacher Cathy Dart starts World Book Day as Paddington Bear but then becomes Burglar Bill, see picture above.

She said: “At Holy Cross we firmly believe that all staff, including me, should wholeheartedly take part in everything we ask the children to do.

“Where’s the fun in asking the children to dress up and not dressing up yourself? School isn’t just for learning, it’s also for fun sometimes and as a school we like to come together to make it as enjoyable as it can be.

Pic 2 - Holy Cross Teachers Dress Up for World Book Day

It wasn’t just headteacher Cathy Dart who threw herself into World Book Day at Holy Cross Primary School, the rest of the staff became different characters too.

“The children had a wonderful day, each and every one of them (with some help from parents) put such thought and imagination into creating costumes for characters from their favourite books. And they love it when their teachers dress up too, it makes the children feel that everyone is as invested in these events as they are.”

Mrs Dart said she appreciated how much hard work parents put in to provide costumes for their children adding: “Thank you to everyone who took the time to come up with costumes and dress up.

“It was a fantastic, fun day that’ll go down in the history books at Holy Cross.”

Pic 1 - Holy Cross CEP School Celebrates World Book Day in  Style

And here are Holy Cross Primary School children bedecked in their finery on World Book Day. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

The children wore their finery for their special monthly Share and Praise Assembly at the Belmont Centre and even Holy Cross Church rector Father John Wall entered into the spirit of the occasion by wearing a flamboyant costume.

Later there were lessons taught by weird and wonderful characters from books including Alice in Wonderland and Claude the dog with the extraordinary life.

Pic 6 - Holy Cross Staff as Alice in Wonderland and Thing 1

Holy Cross teacher Miss Ashley Mitchell as Alice in Wonderland and teaching assistant Mrs Leah Banfield as Thing 1.

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