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East Yorkshire school wins national award on World Book Day

A primary school in East Yorkshire has beaten off hundreds of others across the country to win a national award on World Book Day.

Cherry Burton Primary School won £5,000 worth of brand new books after three years of struggling to raise funds for a new library.

The school was won a national competition set by Oliver Jeffers and acclaimed fine artist, Sam Winston who asked schools to create their own 'world of stories' inspired by their new children's book, A Child of Books.

The winning entry Credit: Kerry Duncan

Cherry Burton Primary School responded with a whole school project which transformed their summer playhouse into an 'Old Curiosity Shop', inspired by the classic novel by Charles Dickens.

Designed to convey the "individual experience" of reading, the shop was filled with displays and crafts made by the children, sparked by their favourite books, which ranged from Owl Babies to The Snail and the Whale and The BFG.

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Wragby Primary School in Market Rasen and St Malachy's Catholic Primary School in Illingworth, Halifax were among ten 3rd prize winners who each received £1,000 worth of books.