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Gallery/Video: Children celebrate joy of reading on World Book Day

PUBLISHED: 18:45 06 March 2014

World Book Day at Bury Library

World Book Day at Bury Library

Children at schools and libraries across the county embraced the magic of storytelling and reading for World Book Day.

At Worlingworth Primary, the children enjoyed paired reading before each class wrote extracts of a school story - to be read out today.

Pupils dressed as their favourite characters and book related crafts took place throughout the day, before a book sale in the afternoon.

Victoria Gascoyne-Cecil, head of school, said: “Today was about exposing children to older stories and newer tales to encourage them to continue picking up books.”

East Bergholt High School also went dressed as their favourite characters and exchanged £1 tokens for specially published books.

Librarian Wendy Offord said the event was a fun way to get imaginations fired up and encourage pupils to become avid readers.

At Bury St Edmunds Library, youngsters had the chance to pin their favourite books and authors to a World Book Day tree.

Relatives of Corrie McKeague have retraced his last known steps in Bury St Edmunds to mark the year anniversary of his disappearance.

More than 2,400 runners took part in the inaugural Great East Run today with thousands more lining the route to wave them on.

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The news broke that, soon, BBC radio may no longer be required to air art shows, religious broadcasts or science shows on Radio 4, writes Martin Newell.

Too much screen time is affecting children’s emotional development - we asked people in Ipswich what they thought about the issue.

Thousands of runners shared the exhilaration of crossing the finishing line of the first Great East Run in Ipswich.

A motorcyclist has received ‘potentially life-threatening’ injuries after a crash in Eyke near Woodbridge.

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