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Howard Junior School World Book Day

Howard Junior School World Book Day - Credit: Archant

Children across the region are showing their character as they celebrate World Book Day.

The event is a celebration of reading, and is designated by Unesco and marked in more than 100 countries across the world.

Staff and pupils alike have been dressing up as their favourite characters and holding reading events to encourage a love of books.

Popular themes include the Tiger Who Came to Tea, and Where's Wally, while Beeston Hall School in West Runton, near Cromer, held a sponsored read.

Nancy Irvine, literacy coordinator at Leverington Primary Academy near Wisbech, said: 'Both children and staff dressed up as Roald Dahl characters to celebrate world book day.

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'The day was filled with whizz popping fun as the children took part in a range of literacy activities based around the different stories written by Roald Dahl. The aim was to inspire the love of reading and was a real success as all children thoroughly enjoyed the day.'

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