Pupils at a Newtown primary school celebrated Roald Dahl Day by dressing up as their favourite book characters.

St Mary's Catholic Primary School joined the global celebration of Roald Dahl's marvellous stories today (Monday) on what would have been the famous author's 105th birthday.

Headteacher Sarah Ruggeri said: "Celebrating Roald Dahl Day is always one of our most favourite days of the year as we enjoy embracing our inner creativity in dressing up as one of our much-loved characters."

Lena Lediard, who dressed as Fantastic Mr Fox, said: "I like reading and learning new things and getting smarter".

Faith Thomas chose to dress as Matilda's mum Mrs Wormwood. She said: "I've got lots of Roald Dahl stories at home and I like to borrow the books from Granny's library.

"Matilda is my favourite book because I think it's funny and I've watched the film before which is really good."

While Leila Esslemont said her favourite story is the classic James and the Giant Peach. "I like the pictures and I think the story is funny," the Reception Class pupil said.