Pupils enjoy storytime with bestselling author and illustrator

Arts & Education
MORE than 500 Tameside schoolchildren enjoyed an interactive storytelling adventure with celebrated author and illustrator Lydia Monks.
Lydia, the illustrator behind bestselling children’s book ‘What the Ladybird heard’, captured the youngsters’ imaginations with tales of “What the ladybird heard next’ – the much anticipated sequel.
Year one and two pupils from eight Hyde primary schools were invited to the free event, hosted by Tameside Libraries at Hyde Town Hall, on 19 April.
Neighbourhood Librarian Vicky Heyes said: “Reading for pleasure has been proven to be important for children’s academic success. Libraries have a fundamental role in encouraging children to read widely and providing free access to books. Having the opportunity for a high quality experience like this encourages children to visit the library and inspires a love of books and reading.
“The event was a great success – the pupils were clearly delighted and inspired to meet Lydia and take part in the interactive storytelling.”
The schools that took part were:
    Godley Community Primary School
    St George's C.E. Primary School
    Bradley Green Community Primary School
    Greenfield Primary School
    St Pauls’s Catholic Primary School
    Oakfield Primary School
    Dowson Primary School
    Flowery Field Primary School
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