Bolton School Junior Girls

What the Dickens!

Year 6 pupils at Bolton School Junior Girls' Division have been celebrating the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth.  

The Year 6 girls joined the whole of the Senior Girls' school in dressing as characters from Dickens' stories to celebrate the day, and set a new Guinness World Record in the process for the most people dressed as fictional characters!

On the day, the girls joined the majority of pupils from the Senior School and Sixth Form and members of staff in the Great Hall for their morning assembly, where official witnesses and stewards counted the participants. The record to beat was 644 people, held by Chelmsford County High School, and it soon became clear that a new record was going to be set as the steward counted 739 participants. 

Throughout the day, the girls celebrated the life of Charles Dickens with Dickens readings in assembly and many lessons themed around his work.



You can view a gallery of photos of the day on the BBC website.

Likewise, the Manchester Evening News has a gallery of photos.







Dickens Day

739 pupils and members of staff dressed up as characters from Dickens' stories

Dickens Day

Pupils put great efforts into producing their costumes

Dickens Day