We all know how children love to dress up, and if we’re honest, we never really grow out of it. Isn’t it great to become someone or something else for a little while and let our imaginations run wild?
Children at Danetree Junior School in West Ewell, Surrey did just that in order to celebrate World Book Day last week. The fancy dress ideas were very impressive, as were the costumes, illustrating just how passionately children feel about taking on new personas and bringing fictional characters to life.
Some old-school favourites were there, including Willy Wonka and Dennis the Menace. The Thing 1 and 2 also seemed popular choices. However, the winning characters were a Smurf, Horrid Henry, a Snow Witch and an Oompa Loompa, once again showing how the classics will always stand the test of time, especially with the likes of Johnny Depp keeping them alive and most definitely kicking.
Barnabas Oley, a primary school in Cambridgeshire is embracing the fancy dress concept too, by inviting their pupils to dress up as mad scientists for their Science Week. Without a doubt, those children will remember that week for considerably longer than they would have done without the fancy dress element.
We can picture now the mums slaving away on their little one’s costumes, trying to source their mad-scientist’s hair piece with the inevitable high forehead, wondering where they can locate a stethoscope and a white coat. Perhaps the old Tefal advert will be referred to for costume guidance. Just another activity to add to the list and one that they will complain they could really do without as they just don’t have any spare time, but secretly, mum’s love it almost as much as the kids (well, I do!).