The Beast from the East put a halt to World Book Day across celebrations across most Flintshire schools earlier this month.

But for Drury Primary School, in Buckley, a school closure on World Book Day - March 1 - would not stop pupils celebrating their favourite literary works and characters.

Elizabeth Jones, deputy head of the school, said although it was a "shame" the pupil's costume planning and efforts did not pan out on the day, the school enjoyed coming together on Friday for a postponed festival of fiction.

Mrs Jones said: "The children came dressed up in the costume of their favourite character from their favourite books.

"It was nice because they brought that book into school and shared the story with their friends.

"It was a shame because the parents and students had planned what would have been a lovely day, but we still carried on regardless of the snow day early on in the month.

"The children enjoyed sharing their stories and fiction definitely came alive."

Life-sized version of characters from popular children's books came to the primary school on Friday, with outfits ranging from Harry Potter wizards, to Roal Dahl's Matilda, to Disney's 101 Dalmations and Lewis Carrol's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

A colourful favourite of were costumes from Roal Dahl's Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, where pupils donned wigs, dungarees and even bright face paint to replicate their much loved literary figures.