SCOIL Mhuire NS in Abbeyleix was transformed into a magnificent Hogwarts School of Magic, as students celebrated their favourite literary characters on World Book Day.
With just a wave of a wand on Thursday 5 March, the school was suddenly filled with little Harry Potters and Hermione Grangers, while even the big man Hagrid made an appearance.
Deputy principal Margaret Slevin explained: “Although we could use a little magic to improve the school building as it currently stands, we were, in fact, celebrating World Book Day and co-ordinator Mary Egan encouraged everyone to dress up as their favourite character from their favourite book.”
From Mad Hatters to Wimpy Kids, from Willie Wonka to Gangsta Grannies and a host of characters in between, pupils enjoyed showing off their wonderful costumes. They even managed to incorporate Seachtain na Gaeilge by answering questions as Gaeilge to describe their outfits.
Mrs Egan encouraged everyone to continue reading and to develop a lifelong love of literature. She said: “One will never be lonely as long as one has a book.”
The creativity and imagination on display were highly commended on a memorable day at the school.