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Occold Primary School to host book festival




Author Jenni Keer will talk about her debut novel at the festival. Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography.
Author Jenni Keer will talk about her debut novel at the festival. Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography.

A primary school near Eye is hosting a book festival this week.

Occold Primary School pupils and staff have decided to celebrate reading books with their very own Occold Book Festival.

Year 5 and 6 teacher and literacy co-ordinator Emily Rowe said: “We are passionate about reading and children, particularly those who are geographically isolated, having access to high-quality literature.”

She added: “Last year, our school dedicated a lot of time and fundraising efforts to redeveloping our school library, which is at the heart of our school, and investing in new books.”

Across the week, the school will be holding numerous events, including a read-a-thon to raise money for a school library in Uganda, the finals of a book mastermind competition, a reading café and travelling bookshop from Diss Publishing.

There will also be visits by librarians and Peggy Hughes of the National Centre for Writing in Norwich, who will be interviewing some of the budding young writers, and two visits from authors Jenni Keer and Alison Cooklin.

For more information, visit the school’s Facebook page.



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