TEACHERS at Rudheath Primary Academy saw red as the school was inundated with children’s story book characters.

Twelve pupils dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood for the school’s World Book Day celebrations, which also saw staff transformed for the fun day.

School principal Andrew Ross dressed as Mr Twit from the Roald Dahl book The Twits, complete with a beard caked in food.

Other staff dressed as Mary Poppins, Cruella de Vil and Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

“There was a real mix of characters the children dressed up as, from Fantastic Mr Fox and Paddington Bear to Transformers and Star Wars characters,” said Mr Ross.

“We didn’t realise how many Little Red Riding Hoods we had until the Guardian photographer arrived to take a photograph.”

Lewis Gibson won the competition for the best costume as The Boy in the Dress from the David Walliams book, and received a framed picture of him in the costume.

Poetry was the focus of the day, and each class learned a piece which they performed at the end of the day.

The winner was year five, which will be performing Macavity The Mystery Cat by TS Eliot at a choral competition in Oldham later this year.