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Children’s Laureate Visits Holt Park

November 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo entertained over 250 children on her visit to Holt Park Library and Ralph Thoresby School.

The Gruffalo Book CoverThe current Children’s Laureate, who has penned over 150 books, was in Leeds as part of her UK tour of libraries.

In partnership with Holt Park Library, Ralph Thoresby High School hosted an audience with the author for children from local primary schools. Ms Donaldson and the children brought to life some of her most popular stories and songs including Room on the Broom, Zog and Tiddler. They were then invited to ask her some questions about her career and life.

Head teacher of Ralph Thoresby School, Will Carr said: “This was a fantastic event and linked well with our drive to improve standards of literacy at Ralph Thoresby and in our partner primary schools. We hope this will be the first of many successful events in partnership with Leeds Libraries”.

At the end of the event each child was given a signed copy of one of Ms Donaldson’s bestselling books.

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