Author inspires children to write

Andrew Weale's visit to Swanmore Primary School
Andrew Weale's visit to Swanmore Primary School
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AN award-winning author explained the creative process behind storytelling and writing at a primary school visit.

Andrew Weale is the author of children’s favourites, including Nora The Girl Who Ate and Ate and Ate and Dinosaur Doo.

He visited the infants at Swanmore Primary School (CofE) and shared his wisdom and energy.

The author gave three, individual hour-long interactive presentations to different year groups.

Headteacher John Paterson said: ‘The children loved meeting an author of books they know and enjoy.

‘They clearly went away not only wanting to read more but inspired about their own writing.’

Mr Weale said: ‘I love meeting the children who read my books. Hearing their reactions to storylines and watching them laugh is why I write.

‘I create stories I know children love and genuinely want to read.

‘Reading with your child is golden time. It is essential and special so why not make them laugh and encourage their creativity whilst you do it.’