Youngsters encouraged to jump into the ‘imaginary world’ of reading in World Book Day celebrations

Belfry Primary School pupils Myah, Alfie and Jack as Mary Poppins, Thor and Percy the Park Keeper. P

Belfry Primary School pupils Myah, Alfie and Jack as Mary Poppins, Thor and Percy the Park Keeper. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Mary Poppins, Denis the Menace and Percy the Park Keeper were just some of the characters turning up for lessons at the Belfry Primary School, Overstrand, which celebrated World Book Day with activities ranging from reading sessions, to a book swap.

Six-year-old Belfry Primary School pupils Charlotte and Chester as Princess Elsa and the Elf on the

Six-year-old Belfry Primary School pupils Charlotte and Chester as Princess Elsa and the Elf on the Shelf.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Youngsters, who came to school dressed as their favourite storybook characters, were also invited to bring their own books to school, which they shared with their teachers and classmates.

At a special World Book Day assembly, the school was presented with 15 new books by Morrison's Cromer community champion Simon Clipsom as part of a scheme run by the supermarket giant in partnership with the National Literacy Trust.

Four-year-old Belfry Primary School pupils Eleanor, Issy and Jayden as Hermione Granger, Princess El

Four-year-old Belfry Primary School pupils Eleanor, Issy and Jayden as Hermione Granger, Princess Elsa and Harry Potter.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Key Stage 2 teacher and literacy co-ordinator Jodie Watkins said: 'We feel it is really important to encourage children who might not get access to books at home and World Book Day is a nice way to engage them with that imaginary world.'

The Morrisons Foundation awards grants to charity projects making a difference to local communities. To find out how to apply, visit www.morrisonsfoundation.com

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Belfry Primary School pupil Lollie, 6, as cowgirl Jessie, from the Disney movie Toy Story.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant


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