In what is now a time-honoured tradition, everyone had the opportunity to dress up as their favourite literary character, with some excellent efforts making their way into school. Have a look through the photo gallery below to see some of the costumes.
As you might expect, the library was a hub of activity throughout the day. Along with literary word searches and other reading activities, Mr Clarke organised a golden ticket competition with students having the chance to win a new book following a frantic search of his bookshelves!
Students also received book tokens, while teachers shared what their favourite titles are with them during assemblies.
At lunch, the judging of the student and staff costume competition took place, with Ms Keough winning first place among the staff for her Willy Wonka costume (she managed to convince her entire GCSE Drama class to dress up as Oompa Loompas!) and George Thomas winning the student costume category for his Mad Hatter fancy dress. Both winners received new Kindles!
Head of English Mrs Upton said: “The atmosphere around school today has been absolutely brilliant and it has been great to see the effort that everyone at Stockport Academy has gone to in celebrating World Book Day.
“What is really encouraging is that students are now borrowing more books from the library than ever before and they clearly can’t get enough of reading. It is something we celebrate every day here and long may it continue!”