Pupils enjoy a monster adventure

Arts & Education

MORE than 500 Tameside pupils enjoyed some ghoulish escapism during a visit from best-selling author, illustrator and film maker Curtis Jobling.

Curtis is the author of the acclaimed ‘Wereworld’ series and is also known for being the designer of the BAFTA-winning BBC show ‘Bob the Builder’.

On Tuesday 10 May at Hyde Town Hall, he shared adventures from his new book ‘Max Helsing: Monster Hunter’ in an interactive session with year 5 pupils from 15 local primary schools.

Tameside Council Executive Member Cllr Ged Cooney, responsible for culture, said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for pupils to meet a favourite author and share in the joy of books, reading and visiting libraries – all important for children’s academic success.”

All Year 5 Classes across Tameside were invited to the event and the places were given out on a first come basis. The schools attending are: St Pauls, Hyde; Dowson; Millbrook; St Mary's, Denton; Greenfield; St Annes, Denton; St John Fisher; Bradley Green; Holy Trinity, Ashton; Ravensfield; Micklehurst; All Saints C of E; Parochial; Godley Primary and; Russell Scott.