We welcomed over 600 primary school children from across the area to come and listen to award-winning writer and illustrator Lauren Child chat about her life, her books and her inspirations.
This special event was organised by Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books in partnership with First Class Supply the North East's leading independent Supply Teaching Agency, to mark Lauren's incredible 20-year career.
Lauren Child is the creator of many much-loved characters, including Clarice Bean, and Ruby Redfort. However, she visited Yarm School to introduce pupils to Hubert Horatio, an exceptionally intelligent, talented and sensible child who is the star of her latest book Hubert Horatio, How to Raise Your Grown Ups.
Dr Huw Williams was thrilled to be able to introduce Lauren and Seven Stories to a packed Princess Alexandra Auditorium and to welcome more than 500 pupils from local primary schools to hear her speak.
“We were inspired to hear all about her life as an author and artist and to learn about Hubert Horatio who is going to be another very popular character.”
Commenting on her visit to the school, Lauren Child said: “I think it’s always inspiring to talk to children because you get to hear their viewpoint on a book, what they’re interested in and how they engage with activities like writing and reading.”