Second Years dress up for Character Day

Lower School boys come in as their best-loved literary characters

Pupils and their teachers dressed up for Hampton’s annual Character Day, marking World Book Day whilst also raising money for charity.

Sponsored by friends and family, pupils came to school as their favourite literary personalities. On exhibition were creative costumes representing heroes such as famous detectives Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, as well as villains including The Joker and Dracula.

Boys and their teachers enter the spirit of this annual day wholeheartedly, and like every other year, this one was no exception. The grand total raised for Form Charity this year was £760.85. Special mention must go to 2J, who alone raised £237.50!

Earlier in the day, boys also heard from Matt Whyman, author of several young adult novels including Boy Kills Man and The Savages

The winner of the ‘Best Costume’ award was Lucas Cabezas-Klikovac in 2H, whose Miss Havisham outfit ticked two boxes simultaneously: cross-dressing, and Charles Dickens.