Harry Potter mingled with Alice In Wonderland and Pippi Longstocking in the classrooms of St George's School on Friday.

The school finished term three with a book day, where the children came to school dressed as their favourite book character. The staff had a theme of their own, coming to school dressed as pirates.

St George's literacy leader Jacoba Glenny said it was the finale to a week of book-themed activities.

"We've had a book fair, which has been going all week, and visiting authors and illustrators. We've also come to the end of our winter reading challenge, where the students set themselves goals for how much they'll read over the winter."

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Ms Glenny said the dress-up day had proven popular with the students.

"We've found that the students still really enjoy Harry Potter. Characters from Roald Dahl books and Alice In Wonderland are also very popular."

Normal classes were suspended for the day. Instead students enjoyed a shared lunch, a school parade, creative book sessions and a literature quiz, in which house teams competed against each other.

"We looked at literacy from quite a wide lens," Ms Glenny said.

"The students have really enjoyed themselves - and it was a fun way to end the term."