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PUPILS across West Norfolk embraced the spirit of World Book Day with a range of book-based activities.

West Lynn Primary School’s new library was officially opened on World Book Day and can now offer a choice of 2,000 books to pupils.

Teaching assistants Darren Furzey and Michelle Adams have been busy creating the new facility since November, working in their own time to organise the room into the school’s first proper library. Mr Furzey said: “We already had the books here, but we didn’t have a specific place to put them.

“We have had some building work done and a room became available so we designed and built the library. It is a great asset to the school.”

Every pupil and staff member dressed as a book character for a World Book Day fancy dress competition.

The winners, dressed as Cruella de Ville and Roald Dahl’s BFG, were asked to officially open the library.

Pupils also took part in a sponsored read which raised £200 and a further £80 was raised at an after-school cafe.

At King Edward Seventh Academy in King’s Lynn pupils who had made the most progress in reading were rewarded with a lunch-time party in the library.

Staff also took in their favourite books to share with students to promote a love of reading and sharing books.

All students were invited to write a book review of their favourite books which will be made into a book display in the library to promote sharing of good books.

The school was also inundated with donations of books following an appeal to parents and relatives of students.