Author inspires pupils to save gorillas

From left, Emma Pearce, Alice Clark, Sienna Lee-Gibbons, Charlie Spry, Hana Abu-Gussesisa, author Gill Lewis, Owen Lewis. Tom Webber and Andy Sharples at Solent Junior School ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (151516-008)

From left, Emma Pearce, Alice Clark, Sienna Lee-Gibbons, Charlie Spry, Hana Abu-Gussesisa, author Gill Lewis, Owen Lewis. Tom Webber and Andy Sharples at Solent Junior School ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (151516-008)

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AN AWARD-WINNING author is calling on schoolchildren to help save the gorillas.

Gill Lewis visited Solent Junior School in Farlington to talk about her new book Gorilla Dawn.

She is trying to encourage children to help save gorillas by recycling mobile phones which use rare minerals, which are mined from rainforests where gorillas live.

Leigh-Anne Hunter is a Year 5 class teacher.

She said: ‘She explained that she had a particular interest into what was going on with gorillas in the world and took what she learnt and turned it into a book.

‘The message to the children was to use everything around you in life as an inspiration. The children were really excited.’

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