Writer visits to celebrate World Book Day
Children’s author Katherine Hetzel helped pupils learn how to work wonders with words during their World Book Day celebrations.
The writer visited the Stoney Stanton Road school as part of its week-long celebration of storytelling and reading. Held annually on the first Thursday in March in the UK, World Book Day sees school children and teachers discuss their favourite characters from well-known tales, and share stories they love.
Katherine’s debut children’s novel StarMark was published in June 2016 and a second Kingstone in June 2017 and longlisted for the Leicester Book Prize 2018. She has also published two collections of short stories for younger readers about Granny Rainbow. Katherine became an author after a successful career as a pharmaceutical microbiologist.
Principal Saqub Sheikh said:
“Good reading habits start early and children who share books with others are more likely to develop language skills and advanced reading levels. We want to engender in our pupils a lifelong love of reading and literacy to fire up their creativity and imaginations.
“Our World Book Day celebrations have provided a wonderful learning opportunity for our pupils.”
For further information on World Book Day visit www.worldbookday.com.
Author Katherine Hetzel visited the pupils at Eden Girls’ School, Coventry to talk about her writing on World Book Day.
Added By: tetadmin | Date Added: 11th Mar 2019 | Posted In: Latest News