Mad Hatters and more at Howard Junior School. Pictures: Ian Burt.

Staff and pupils at Gaywood’s Howard Junior School went all out to make this year’s World Book Day celebrations bigger and better.

Parents have been praised for getting on board with colourful book character costumes at last Thursday’s event.

Pupils enjoyed a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and  activities in a Harry Potter Hogwarts themed-classroom.

They also took part in writing workshops with children’s author Stewart Foster.

Two teachers, dressed as Batman and Wonder Woman, visited King’s Lynn town centre where they handed out books to adults and children.

Executive headteacher Greg Hill said it was a real community event.

He said the books given out to the public had the message: “Sharing the love of reading” from Howard school.

“We need to get the adults on board and encourage them to read and act as role models,” said Mr Hill

“It was an inspiring event for the whole of Norfolk, involving the community and not just the school.

“We have such a love of reading here and we interact with authors through Twitter,” he added.