Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 2°C

ESTD 1874 Search

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

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.

shares

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.

shares

0 comments

Emergency services including an air ambulance were called to the scene in Mersea Road, Colchester, close to the Strood, at 3.40pm. Pic: Alisha O’Dell Howard.

A double decker bus has crashed into a ditch in north-east Essex.

James Fairweather has been found guilty of murdering Nahid Almanea and James Attfield

The Colchester teenager convicted of murdering James Attfield and Nahid Almanea in Colchester in 2014 must serve a minimum of 27 years in jail.

USAF fighter planes from RAF Lakenheath taken from a C130 Hercules

Almost £250,000 has been paid out in compensation for damage, injuries and loss of livestock caused by low flying military aircraft in East Anglia over the past five years, figures show.

Medieval Mayhem at Framlingham Castle. Photo: Nigel Wallace-Iles

From medieval mayhem and country shows to classic vehicles and hip hop, there’s lots to enjoy this long weekend. F

The Orwell Bridge.

Police were called to the Orwell Bridge after concerns were raised over a man’s welfare on Friday afternoon.

Henry Dunham and Sam Crimp visit Ipswich Town Football Club meet with the squad ahead of the pair's fundraising trek to Kathmandu in a few week's time, which will raise funds for charity in memory of Henry's sister Annie Hughes.

Two fundraisers from Suffolk have met with the Ipswich Town squad – after a chance encounter with a good friend of club boss Mick McCarthy.

Stock image.

Emergency services have been called to a two-vehicle crash in a village on the Suffolk/Essex border.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24