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World Book Day finally celebrated in schools after snow delay

PUBLISHED: 12:30 08 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:21 08 March 2018

Children from Worlingham Primary School enjoy World Book Day.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Children from Worlingham Primary School enjoy World Book Day. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Schools across Waveney have been celebrating all that is wonderful about books - albeit a few days later than planned.

Children from Worlingham Primary School enjoy World Book Day.
Picture: Nick Butcher Children from Worlingham Primary School enjoy World Book Day. Picture: Nick Butcher

The 21st edition of World Book Day officially took place on March 1, but widespread snowfall closed hundreds of schools and largely halted proceedings.

Nevertheless, most schools rescheduled their plans for this week, when pupils were finally able to dress up as characters from their favourite stories

Worlingham Primary School pupil Riley Baldwin enjoying World Book day dressed as Paddington Bear.
Picture: Nick Butcher Worlingham Primary School pupil Riley Baldwin enjoying World Book day dressed as Paddington Bear. Picture: Nick Butcher

Worlingham Primary School was among those to celebrate, with children arriving dressed as characters including Where’s Wally? and Paddington Bear.

Meanwhile, Beccles Free School held its usual ‘bake a book’ competition, which sees pupils bake a cake in the form of their favourite book.

Worlingham Primary School pupil Isaac Caswell-Jones jumps for joy dressed as Willy Wonka during World Book Day.
Picture: Nick Butcher Worlingham Primary School pupil Isaac Caswell-Jones jumps for joy dressed as Willy Wonka during World Book Day. Picture: Nick Butcher

Nigel Youngman, Beccles Free School headteacher, said: “With the snow gone, it’s been a chance to come together and celebrate books. All over the school we now have recommendations of brilliant reads from students, staff and trustees.

“Special thanks go to the Women’s Institute for judging our competition.”

Staff and children from Worlingham Primary School enjoying World Book Day.
Picture: Nick Butcher Staff and children from Worlingham Primary School enjoying World Book Day. Picture: Nick Butcher

Staff and children from Worlingham Primary School enjoying World Book Day.
Picture: Nick Butcher Staff and children from Worlingham Primary School enjoying World Book Day. Picture: Nick Butcher

Junior Morris went into Bungay Primary School dressed up as Oliver Twist. Picture: Hannah Gaad Junior Morris went into Bungay Primary School dressed up as Oliver Twist. Picture: Hannah Gaad

'Football obsessed' Rylan Heaney went into school dressed as David De Gea. Picture: Fran Heaney 'Football obsessed' Rylan Heaney went into school dressed as David De Gea. Picture: Fran Heaney

Worlingham Primary School pupil Riley Baldwin enjoying World Book day dressed as Paddington Bear.
Picture: Nick Butcher Worlingham Primary School pupil Riley Baldwin enjoying World Book day dressed as Paddington Bear. Picture: Nick Butcher

Children from Worlingham Primary School enjoy World Book Day. Picture: Nick Butcher Children from Worlingham Primary School enjoy World Book Day. Picture: Nick Butcher

Junior Morris went into Bungay Primary School dressed up as Oliver Twist. Picture: Hannah Gaad Junior Morris went into Bungay Primary School dressed up as Oliver Twist. Picture: Hannah Gaad

'Football obsessed' Ryan Heaney went into school dressed as David De Gea. Picture: Fran Heaney 'Football obsessed' Ryan Heaney went into school dressed as David De Gea. Picture: Fran Heaney

The Women's Institute judged the day's baking competition. Picture: Courtesy of Beccles Free School The Women's Institute judged the day's baking competition. Picture: Courtesy of Beccles Free School

Worlingham Primary School pupil Isaac Caswell-Jones jumps for joy dressed as Willy Wonka during World Book Day.
Picture: Nick Butcher Worlingham Primary School pupil Isaac Caswell-Jones jumps for joy dressed as Willy Wonka during World Book Day. Picture: Nick Butcher

Beccles Free School celebrated World Book Day on March 5. Picture: Courtesy of Beccles Free School Beccles Free School celebrated World Book Day on March 5. Picture: Courtesy of Beccles Free School

The Women's Institute judged the day's baking competition. Picture: Courtesy of Beccles Free School The Women's Institute judged the day's baking competition. Picture: Courtesy of Beccles Free School

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