All manor of literary legends appeared in Dartmouth last week.

Dartmouth Academy celebrated World Book Day by allowing the children to dress up as their favourite literary characters.

On Thursday, March 7, the day started with a Booky Breakfast in the Library at the academy. Parents came into the school to read to their children and had breakfast, followed by a presentation from Learn Devon.

The World Book Day assembly showcased all the costumes the pupils wore and enabled them to share the books they loved.

Year 1 made reading dens and had an author hunt, year two designed book tokens and years 3 and 4 designed book covers as well as writing their own stories.

Years 4 and 5 spent the afternoon with an adventure mystery called Escaping from the Library. They had to use maths and grammar to work out the code to escape from the library.

The eldest primary school children in years 5 and 6 had a big book quiz and shared books.

In the library, all of the primary school pupils exchanged their book tokens for a book to keep. The World Book Day books are donated to the academy every year by Dartmouth Community Bookshop in Higher Street.

The academy has said thank you to the bookshop for their support encouraging reading at Dartmouth Academy.

Secondary school students at the academy had an inspiring assembly from Miss Simpson who shared where her love of books originated from.