The snow may have prevented local schools from taking part in the official World Book Day fun, but their fancy dress outfits have not been wasted as several schools re-scheduled their events for last week.

At Nansloe Academy pupils were invited to enter into the Wonderful Wizarding World of Nansloe as the school enjoyed its favourite day of the year, celebrating books and reading.

The school focused on books with a magical theme and the children were encouraged to come dressed as a character from any relevant book. Once at school, the youngsters took part in a range of magic-related activities.

Pupils and staff also welcomed visitors from the Screech Owl Sanctuary who had brought along some feathered friends.

At Mullion Primary School, book day fun was used to also celebrate the opening of its new library which had been made possible thanks to a substantial amount of money raised by the local community.

The staff had been asked to come dressed as a character from Alice in Wonderland while the children could choose any character from any book. There was a bake sale and a 'bake a book' cake decorating competition, the result of which went on display before being devoured at the Mad Hatter's tea party, to which parents were invited.

In the afternoon, the new library was officially opened by Mrs Gemma Bennett, the school's ICT technician and chief librarian who had spent many weeks, including many hours of her own time, setting up the new facility, with the help of the children.