World Book Day – Dress Up Ideas

Please see below for further homemade book character costumes. You can also look at for more ideas!

Mary Poppins
Wear a black skirt with a white blouse tucked in. You could also have a little white maid-type apron and an umbrella for extra effect!

Harry Potter
Wear a smart school uniform and circular glasses, and draw a lightening scar on forehead using face paint or make-up. You could have additional props if you like such as a black robe or cape, a wand, a Gryffindor coloured scarf or a toy owl.

Hermione Granger / Ron Weasley
Wear a smart school uniform with tie and carry a wand/character props, e.g. Hermione would carry a book.

Where’s Wally
Wear jeans and a white long sleeve top. You can paint red stripes on the top using fabric pens or fabric paint. Then, wear a white bobble hat, again using fabric pens or paint for the stripes. Finish the look with a pair of glasses.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Wear green leggings and a green t-shirt. Stuff pairs of green tights, and attach them down the back of a t-shirt and leggings, to represent caterpillar legs. Attach antennae onto a headband.

Oliver (or other Victorian pauper)
Wear short brown trousers, a brown shirt & brown cap.

Alex Rider
Wear ‘cool’ boy’s clothes with a gadget or two! Pupils could make their own gadgets using boxes, kitchen foil etc.

Dress all in black and wear cat ears (could be attached to a hairband).

It’s now so easy to find activities for young people with additional support needs!

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Former pupil shares her experiences of learning French

Ruth, one of our former pupils, kindly spoke to the children at John Muir Campus about her experiences of using French in both Morocco and Dunbar’s twinning town in France.

She carried out a variety of jobs whilst in France including working in a dog parlour, café and senior citizen’s residential community to improve her language skills!  We wish her well as she continues her language studies.

Ruth is pictured with the winner of this week’s French award for greeting one of the teachers in the corridor, asking how she was, replying to the question and saying goodbye all in French.