Author Ros Asquith visits Harlaxton school pupils

Harlaxton Primary School children have learnt lots this week.

Harlaxton Primary School children have learnt lots this week.

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AUTHOR and illustrator Ros Asquith visited the children at Harlaxton Primary School on Tuesday to talk to them about her books.

Ros, who was shortlisted for a Roald Dahl award for her book Letters from an Alien Schoolboy, had a great time talking to the pupils.

She said: “They were fantastic. It went really well. They are lovely kids and it’s a lovely school.

“I think it’s nice to have authors in schools so the children can find out about how books work. The teachers always say that it encourages them to want to read.”

The visit was arranged by the Barrowby and Grantham Children’s Book Group.

Co-ordinator of the group, Fina Martinez, said they work with 20 schools in the area and often arrange visits by authors.

She said: “We want to encourage children to read.

“They can ask questions about how to write and how the books get published rather than just seeing it as the finished article. They love it.”

The book group is one of 12 nationally that works to enhance children’s interest in reading and books.

To find out more about the group go to www.bgcbg.org.uk