‘Laugh your socks off’ in Preston as Author Jeremy Strong visits Primary School
|November 16, 2012||Filled under Education, Events, Preston, Youth Activities|
PRESTON SCHOOL CHILDREN will be ‘laughing their socks off’ whilst learning about the love of reading, when an acclaimed author comes to visit.
Award-winning children’s author Jeremy Strong is to pay a visit to Preston Primary School on Thursday 22nd November 2012.
Jeremy, author of books such as My Brother’s Famous Bottom and The Cartoon Kid, regularly visits schools to talk about his books and his passion for encouraging children to read.
Jeremy explains “Helping children to read and to enjoy reading is probably the most important and useful tool you can give them – and they will keep it with them for the rest of their life. This is why I write funny stories – because I believe that they make learning to read so much more fun, and therefore so much easier. Certainly this is what many teachers and parents have told me and what I observed when I was teaching primary children.”
The visit was made possible by a donation to the school from Preston Parochial Charities. Acting Head Teacher Alison Kennedy decided to put this towards a day the children would always remember.
Mrs Kennedy said “We’re all really looking forward to Jeremy’s visit and the children are so excited that such a famous author is coming to their school. Jeremy is one of the country’s most popular authors for children and his books are extremely funny. We hope the visit will reinforce their love of reading and maybe even inspire them to become authors themselves!”
Find out more about Jeremy Strong at his entertaining Website and Blog.