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

Sheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Dan

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 - Credit: Archant

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

Sheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Dan

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 - Credit: Archant

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.

Sheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Dan

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 - Credit: Archant

'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.'

Sheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Dan

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 - Credit: Archant

Sheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Dan

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 - Credit: Archant

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Sheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Dan

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 - Credit: Archant

Sheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Dan

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 - Credit: Archant

Sheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Dan

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 - Credit: Archant

Nine-year-olds Charlie and Isabelle join in World Book Day celebrations held at Sheringham Primary S

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

Sheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Dan

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 - Credit: Archant

Sheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Dan

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 - Credit: Archant

Sheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Dan

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 - Credit: Archant

Sheringham Primary literacy lead Suzanne McCaig and teaching assistant Simon Mansell with pupils Dan

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 - Credit: Archant

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