Schools across Cheshire West and Chester celebrated World Book Day in style on Thursday, March 3 by dressing up as their favourite fictional characters.

We have created galleries of your photographs from the day, a second of submitted photographs and a separate gallery of photographs from children in Ellesmere Port.

Related: Word Book Day 2016: Your pictures from Ellesmere Port

Here are even more photos from Abbey Gate College, The King's School and the Arches Community Primary School.

Abbey Gate College

Children from Abbey Gate College infant and junior schools celebrated World Book Day in style by dressing as their favourite characters.

The teachers at the school also got involved by all donning Where’s Wally attire.

Teachers at Abbey Gate College celebrating World Book Day

The school, based in Aldford near Chester, also ran a competition for ‘extreme read’ where the children were photographed reading their favourite book in a strange or unusual place.

Carter Parry in his washing machine

The winner was 11 year old Carter Parry of Chester, pictured reading his book in the washing machine!

Head teacher Marie Hickey said “World Book Day is always a popular day amongst the pupils and we love seeing the imagination that the children have put into their outfits. It’s an important day to encourage children everywhere to embrace reading.”

Abbey Gate College infants and juniors celebrating World Book Day

Related: World Book Day 2016: A second gallery of your photographs

The King's School

The King’s School was awash with colour as pupils and teachers dressed as beloved children’s book characters.

Infants, juniors and seniors all showed their support for World Book Day which encourages a global celebration of reading and literature.

From princesses and pirates to witches and stickmen everyone got involved.

The day began with a fancy dress parade during the infant, junior and senior assemblies.

World Book Day at The King's School. Pictured: Anna Devoy, Dominic Hudson, Matthew Sutton, Ellie Saunders and Jasmine Denton

This gave students the chance to show off their outfits whilst peers guessed what book the character was from, with classics such as characters from Harry Potter to the unusual such as the Pots and Pan Man from the Faraway Tree.

Infants continued the World Book Day theme with each year group participating in a book related activity.

Reception spent the afternoon on a bear hunt using the Forest Schools area to search for the bear whilst the book is read to them.

Year 1 visited the Infants School’s library where they had a book treasure hunt by being challenged to find certain items in various story books.

Year 2 also got involved as they produced book reviews analysing a story and describing their feelings toward it.

Related: World Book Day 2016: Your pictures

Throughout the day pupils also met in the library to share their favourite stories, this allowed pupils from different classrooms to mix and help each other learn.

World Book Day at The King's School. Pictured: Isabel Hughes, Grace Sebborn, Alexandra Scoltock and Arabella Kendall

During the junior assembly, head of the junior school Simon Malone stressed the importance of finding time to read even if pupils have a busy schedule.

He pointed out that even celebrities have favourite books and find the time to read for pleasure!

The senior school students enjoyed guessing what book each teacher’s fancy dress was from, with the student identifying the most by the end of the day winning a signed book.

At lunchtime the World Book Day official quiz was held which tested teams of students on their knowledge of classical and modern literature.

Senior students also produced book bags which is a story with props for the charity Claire House which they can use in their multisensory room.

Sensory books act on touch, smell, hearing and sight allowing children with reduced senses to enjoy stories too.

A £2 donation was made by each student who came in fancy dress with the proceeds being split equally between Claire House and Book Aid.

The Arches Community Primary School

Children and staff at The Arches Community Primary School in Blacon celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as a character from their favourite book.

They thoroughly enjoyed their day and showed off some creative costumes!

The Arches Community Primary School celebrated World Book Day

Parkgate Primary School

The staff and children of Parkgate Primary School dressed up as characters from their favourite books to help celebrate reading and support Claire House.

Children took it in turns to do presentations about their favourite book characters, whilst also having the opportunity to take part in a book swap.

Lunch was a ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ themed affair with staff dressing up as characters from the famous book.

After lunch members of the Claire House team came dressed as characters from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to join in the fun and support the children’s efforts.

So far the day has raised £185 to help fund sensory books which enable children who attend Claire House to gain full access to books.

Parkgate Primary School celebrate World Book Day whilst also supporting Claire House

Clutton C of E Primary School

The pupils of Clutton C of E Primary School came to school dressed in either their pyjamas or as a character from their favourite book. The children shared their books with their reading buddy and designed a new front cover.

The morning was finished off with a hot chocolate and toast.

The children at Clutton C of E Primary School celebrating World Book Day