There was Tweedle-Dee pie, Cheshire Cat baps and Queen of Heart tarts at the specially prepared Mad Hatter’s tea party feast.
Dinner-time workers at a Leeds primary school donned Alice in Wonderland-style outfits to mark World Book Day celebrations.
And pupils at Moor Allerton C of E Primary in Moortown, were delighted with their book-themed lunch yesterday.
Kitchen assistant Susan Spence, who dressed as the Queen of Hearts, with a home-made crown created by pupils, said: “I’ve never seen the youngsters enjoy their school dinner as much.
“We had the Tweedle-dee pie and Alice chicken sandwiches, as well as crisps and various salads. We make all our own food on site, so making the Queen of Heart’s tarts were no problem.”
The youngsters enjoyed blackcurrant juice as dinner staff ensured pupils enjoyed all the details of their special World Book Day event, which is being celebrated around the world today. Mrs Spence said her colleagues kitchen assistants Maddy Palmer dressed as Alice in Wonderland, Adam Gilfoyle came as the Mad Hatter and Pam Moore came as the white rabbit, complete with whiskers.
Lunchtime supervisor Rachel Morley added: “We had a great day and tomorrow (March 8) all the pupils will bring in their favourite books to read.”
WORLD BOOK DAY: Is celebrated around the world by millions of people on March 7, usually the first Thursday in March annually.
Youngsters are given a £1 book token to exchange for a book from any good bookshop.
World Book Day was celebrated for the first time in 1995.
It is a celebration of authors, books and reading, and designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading.