Reading and writing is made fun at St Mary’s

PUBLISHED: 15:12 22 November 2006 | UPDATED: 10:01 31 May 2010

St Mary’s pupils enjoy meeting author Alan Durant

St Mary’s pupils enjoy meeting author Alan Durant

POPULAR children s author Alan Durant visited St Mary s Primary School in Saffron Walden on Tuesday for a fun day of reading and writing. The visit was part of the school s Book Week, a series of activities encouraging youngsters to get more involved with

POPULAR children's author Alan Durant visited St Mary's Primary School in Saffron Walden on Tuesday for a fun day of reading and writing.

The visit was part of the school's Book Week, a series of activities encouraging youngsters to get more involved with reading and creative writing.

The school's literary co-ordinator, Joan Meakin, said: "We're having a fantastic week here at the school, lots of different activities have been going on.

"Alan Durant and the children had a lot of fun in reading and writing workshops and the children very much enjoyed meeting the author.

"The older children have also been making props from children's stories for the younger ones and parents have been invited to come in to read stories to pupils."

A mobile book fair has been at the school all week, giving parents and children a chance to pick up new books to enjoy.

This evening the younger children are returning to school for a bedtime story session with biscuits and hot chocolate, and on Friday a special assembly will give them the opportunity to tell their friends what they have been reading over the week.

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