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Best-selling author judges youngsters' costumes for World Book Day

PUBLISHED: 17:02 07 March 2019 | UPDATED: 18:08 07 March 2019

Sheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Daniel and Florence wearing costumes based on the Philip Pullman book The Firework Maker's Daughter. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Daniel and Florence wearing costumes based on the Philip Pullman book The Firework Maker's Daughter. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Author visits, art workshops and singing sessions were just some of the activities laid on at Sheringham Primary School to celebrate World Book Day.

Nine-year-old Sheringham Primary pupils Daisy, Henry and Maxwell in their World Book Day costumes.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLNine-year-old Sheringham Primary pupils Daisy, Henry and Maxwell in their World Book Day costumes. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Youngsters also enjoyed a visit from Norfolk Children’s Book Centre, decorated their classroom doors with scenes from their chosen books, took part in a ‘reading buddies’ session and had a chance to meet award-winning writer and illustrator James Mayhew, who drew a picture for each class.

Year 4 teacher Alex Snadden, who sent photographs of his class’s costumes to their chosen author, Steven Butler, to be judged, organised the week-long series of events with his fellow literacy lead Suzanne McCaig.

Nine-year-old Sheringham Primary pupil Daisy, whose Venus flytrap costume won first place in a competition judged by best-selling children's author Steven Butler.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLNine-year-old Sheringham Primary pupil Daisy, whose Venus flytrap costume won first place in a competition judged by best-selling children's author Steven Butler. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

“There are so many great writers out there for children to discover,” Mr Snadden said. “We wanted to promote a love of reading and the children have all really got involved and have absolutely loved it.”

Year 3 pupils Isla and Maisy in their World Book Day costumes.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLYear 3 pupils Isla and Maisy in their World Book Day costumes. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Nine-year-old Sheringham Primary pupils Daisy and Maxwell in their World Book Day costumes, based on The Nothing to See Here Hotel, by Steven Butler.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLNine-year-old Sheringham Primary pupils Daisy and Maxwell in their World Book Day costumes, based on The Nothing to See Here Hotel, by Steven Butler. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Harry, 9, and Phoebe, 10, in their World Book Day costumes.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHarry, 9, and Phoebe, 10, in their World Book Day costumes. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Toby, Samuel, Archie and Elise in their World Book Day costumes.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLToby, Samuel, Archie and Elise in their World Book Day costumes. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Elizabeth and Evan  in their World Book Day costumes, based on the Philip Pullman book, The Firework Maker's Daughter.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLElizabeth and Evan in their World Book Day costumes, based on the Philip Pullman book, The Firework Maker's Daughter. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Nine-year-olds Charlie and Isabelle join in World Book Day celebrations held at Sheringham Primary School.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLNine-year-olds Charlie and Isabelle join in World Book Day celebrations held at Sheringham Primary School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Year 4 pupils Isla and Jay Jay in front of their classroom door, which was decorated with scenes from the chess-themed book, The Foolish King.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLYear 4 pupils Isla and Jay Jay in front of their classroom door, which was decorated with scenes from the chess-themed book, The Foolish King. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

World Book Day celebrations held at Sheringham Primary School.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLWorld Book Day celebrations held at Sheringham Primary School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Tristan, Daniel and Florence wearing costumes based on the Philip Pullman book The Firework Maker's Daughter. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Tristan, Daniel and Florence wearing costumes based on the Philip Pullman book The Firework Maker's Daughter. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Elizabeth and Evan  in their World Book Day costumes, based on the Philip Pullman book, The Firework Maker's Daughter.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLElizabeth and Evan in their World Book Day costumes, based on the Philip Pullman book, The Firework Maker's Daughter. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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