Some of literature’s greatest characters were brought to life when pupils and staff at a school in Tottenham celebrated World Book Day.

More than 80 members of staff at Northumberland Park Community School, in Turlock Road, dressed as characters from their favourite books on Thursday, March 6.

During each lesson, students read an extract from a short story and took part in literary competitions.

The day tied in with the school's book week, which is now in its sixth year.

Headteacher Monica Duncan said: "The school places a great deal of importance on literacy and it was great to see the whole school engaged in such a fun but informative activity.

“Many students discovered texts and characters that weren’t familiar to them.”

Year 9 pupil Megan Munns, who dressed as Beetle Juice, said: “This was my best costume yet, it's been a great day.”

The school hopes to raise several hundred pounds for the charity during its sponsored readathon.