THUMBS UP: Right, Children in Robins class dressed as their favourite book characters for World Book Day.
THUMBS UP: Right, Children in Robins class dressed as their favourite book characters for World Book Day.

ST MARY’S Primary School, in Barnard Castle, centred its World Book Day celebration around their new library.

Headteacher Lesley Box said: “Literally, during the half term we had a new library built in the atrium.”

She added that pupils were being encouraged during World Book Day to make the most of the library and were taking part in a sponsored read-a-thon.

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Cash raised by the event will help buy books for the school as well as for children who are in hospital so that they can have something to read while they recover.

Ms Box said: “It is a nice link to lent as well because we are a Roman Catholic school. So we are giving up time to give to others.”