DESPITE the blizzard conditions affecting the county this week, hundreds of children turned up to school dressed as their favourite characters to mark World Book Day.

Author and comedian David Walliams was so impressed with the day at Devizes School that after it posted on Twitter the Britain’s Got Talent judge liked the tweets.

School publicity officer Karen Sims said: “Students were asked to dress as a character from either a David Walliams book or a Terry Pratchett book.

“We also got students to vote for their book of the year and David Walliam’s book Bad Dad won the vote.”

Pupils were also able to tuck into a giant cake in the shape of a book made by librarian Patricia Lee. But the Book Day on Thursday had to end early because of the weather when a decision was taken to send pupils home at lunchtime.

Rowde Primary School had a week of rather than just a day of special events which meant that despite the weather many still went ahead.

Last Monday author Sarah Hill visited the school and children wore their pyjamas to hear bedtime stories.

On Wednesday they took part in the Biggest Book Show On Earth.