Whitefriars pupils celebrated World Book Day when they could all be together. Pictures: Ian Burt

Pupils and staff at Whitefriars Primary Academy waited to celebrate World Book Day when they were all back in school.

Instead of holding celebrations earlier this month when many pupils were still home learning, they dressed up last week after schools had fully re-opened.

Headteacher Mat Tuckwood said he was “amazed” with everyone’s creativity, especially during lockdown with shops shut. 

“Everyone went above and beyond,” he said. “I was amazed with the creativity.”

Staff at the King’s Lynn school also rose to the occasion with costumes which included an amazing jelly fish. 

Mr Tuckwood said some year groups had themes and the dressing up tied in with their reading work.

There were Roald Dahl characters and some from Greek mythology.

Book voucher prizes were presented for the best costumes and also for a book cover hunt in the school grounds.

“Reading is a huge part of our school,” Mr Tuckwood added.

“We postponed our World Book Day because we wanted to do it when all the children could be involved because half were at home and we wanted to celebrate together.”

The day also saw teachers organise book activities in their classrooms.