‘Literally brilliant’ says author during school visit
- Credit: Orchards C of E Primary and Nursery Academy
A school in Wisbech has been praised during a visit from an author and national literacy hero for its pupils' “strong focus” on literacy.
Multi-award writer and storyteller, Richard O’Neill visited Orchards C of E Primary and Nursery Academy, and spent the day working with children from nursery through to Year 6.
Children were treated to a range of Richard’s original stories, readings from his books and writing and story creating workshops.
Richard, who has two new books out this year, said: “It’s clear that at Orchards, there’s a strong focus on literacy.
“The children and staff certainly enjoy their stories and books!”
Headteacher, Mrs Cullen, said: “Our children and school community deserve the very best.
“That includes giving them access to interactive experiences like this which helps them to have a real-life experience of creativity.
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“This not only helps them develop their literacy but also their oracy too."