SLIDESHOW: Dressing up lessons on West Norfolk timetables for World Book Day

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Writers’ visits, an array of literary activities and plenty of dressing up were on the timetable as schools across West Norfolk celebrated World Book Day yesterday.

Superheroes, Oompa Loompas and even an occasional sighting of the ever elusive Wally were among the sights as pupils across the borough left their uniforms at home for the day.

Author Kevin Crossley-Holland visits Wimbotsham Primary School for Word Book Day. Children pictured Swans Class. Year 3-4s with Author Kevin Crossley- Holland. Class Teacher. Miss Michele Harding. T.A Mrs Carolyn Payne. ANL-160303-193530009

Author Kevin Crossley-Holland visits Wimbotsham Primary School for Word Book Day. Children pictured Swans Class. Year 3-4s with Author Kevin Crossley- Holland. Class Teacher. Miss Michele Harding. T.A Mrs Carolyn Payne. ANL-160303-193530009

Glenn Rossiter, a teacher at the Nelson Academy in Downham, one of the many schools taking part, said: “Days like today are a great opportunity to promote a love of reading.

“Children love coming to school in fancy dress and they can talk about their favourite stories in great detail.

“It’s lovely to see the look on the children’s faces, ready to share their books with each other.”

Wendy Darrell, assistant principal at Eastgate Academy in Lynn, added: “Dressing up has been a fun way for the children to learn about their favourite story characters and to help talk about the books they read.”

World Book Day at West Lynn Primary School
Pupils and staff all dressed up for the event

Ruby-Louise Sands (8) (left) and Tia Prior (8) (right) ANL-160303-132455009

World Book Day at West Lynn Primary School Pupils and staff all dressed up for the event Ruby-Louise Sands (8) (left) and Tia Prior (8) (right) ANL-160303-132455009

Local author Kevin Crossley-Holland is a well-known visitor to schools around the area.

And he joined youngsters at Wimbotsham Primary to take part in their activities.

Elsewhere, Wormegay Primary pupils’ costumes were inspired by the works of Roald Dahl, while other literary classics were depicted at West Lynn.

And a dalek chasing a teacher was among the stranger images at Lynn’s Howard Junior School, where pupils took part in a giant Readathon.

World Book Day at Wormegay Primary School, pupils Louie Harrison (left) and Harry Fysh (right) ANL-160303-132429009

World Book Day at Wormegay Primary School, pupils Louie Harrison (left) and Harry Fysh (right) ANL-160303-132429009

World Book Day at Wormegay Primary School, pupils line up with Teachers, Rachael Waterson (back left) and Emma Zeil (back right) ANL-160303-132406009

World Book Day at Wormegay Primary School, pupils line up with Teachers, Rachael Waterson (back left) and Emma Zeil (back right) ANL-160303-132406009

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World Book Day at West Lynn Primary School
Pupils dressed up for the event, Ruby-Louise Sands (8) (left) and Tia Prior (8) (right) ANL-160303-132506009

World Book Day at West Lynn Primary School Pupils dressed up for the event, Ruby-Louise Sands (8) (left) and Tia Prior (8) (right) ANL-160303-132506009