Three authors – including one who works in Selby Library – whose books have enthralled and entertained children across the country gave talks and took part in workshops with 360 children from eight schools in Ebor Academy Trust.
Children from Camblesforth Community Primary Academy were part of the event.
The ambitious project was organised by Chicken House publishers and literacy leads at the York based trust, which operates 24 schools across the city, Selby, the Yorkshire Coast and in the East Riding and the Humber.
Along with Selby’s James Nicol, of The Apprentice Witch Fame, were fellow authors Dan Smith, of She Wolf, and Marie Basting, of Princess BMX.
Ebor schools from Scarborough, York, Hull and Selby came to Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy in Strensall for the event.
“We have a focus on improving outcomes for literacy and this was an ideal way for children to get to meet published authors, be inspired by them and gain more enjoyment out of their reading and writing,”
“The children were really excited and are now looking forward to their next writing project.”
Here are some photos from the event and information on the authors.