Weird and wonderful literary characters descend on school

Headteacher Lucy Ford, left, with teacher Charlotte Tighe, right, joined a group of the octopuses  ''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (180301-8490)
Headteacher Lucy Ford, left, with teacher Charlotte Tighe, right, joined a group of the octopuses ''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (180301-8490)
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Youngsters from Mill Rythe Infant School, in Hayling Island, gave an author a fishy welcome when he visited for World Book Day.

Mike Henson, author of The Nut Stays Shut, was swamped by youngsters all dressed up as octopuses for the annual event.

Headteacher Lucy Ford joined in the the spirit of her school's World Book Day ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (180301-8476)

Headteacher Lucy Ford joined in the the spirit of her school's World Book Day ''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (180301-8476)

Mike gave pupils tips on how to build and illustrate a story when he led the school assembly.

Assistant headteacher Charlotte Tighe said: ‘The pupils loved it.’

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The teaching staff at Mill Rythe Infant school led byheadteacher Lucy Ford dressed as octupuses on World Book Day ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (180301-8470)

The teaching staff at Mill Rythe Infant school led byheadteacher Lucy Ford dressed as octupuses on World Book Day ''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (180301-8470)

Children were dressed as octopuses for a very special occasion ''- World Book Day Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (180301-8454)

Children were dressed as octopuses for a very special occasion ''- World Book Day Picture by: Malcolm Wells (180301-8454)

Goggle-eyed youngsters at the special World Book Day assembly at Mill Rythe Infants School '''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (180301-8451)

Goggle-eyed youngsters at the special World Book Day assembly at Mill Rythe Infants School '''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (180301-8451)

There were sea creatures galore at Mill Rythe Infants School for World Book Day' ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (180301-8457)

There were sea creatures galore at Mill Rythe Infants School for World Book Day' ''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (180301-8457)