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Picture book author inspires children

Young bookworms were inspired by another children’s author as part of Elsenham school’s Literacy Week.

Hollie Hughes visited the school on Wednesday, 22nd November and led a reading workshop for pupils in Reception and Years 1, 2 and 3.

The Essex-based author, who has publishing deals with Scholastic and Bloomsbury Publishing, read from both her books: The Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth and Ninja Nan.

She encouraged them to be avid readers and practise their story-writing so that they can keep improving their literacy skills. She then did a book signing.

Deputy Head Miss Brown said: “It was wonderful to have another great author in to inspire the children. Literacy Week has done everything we hoped to promote pupils’ writing and creativity. We have seen an incredible lift in confidence and we plan to keep building on the enthusiasm the children have gained this week.”

Pupils have also been competing in a Spelling Bee competition with finalists being decided next week. The reaction by the pupils was hugely positive.