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Children's Laureate Set to Visit Harrowden Middle School

Wednesday 17th November 2010

Michael Rosen is one of the best known figures in the children’s book world. This Friday 19th November, the Novelist, Author, Percussionist, and Children’s Laureate will visit Harrowden Middle School, in Bedford.

 

The Children's Laureate is a position awarded in the UK once every two years to a distinguished writer or illustrator of children’s books, and Michael currently holds that title!

The visit is hoped to encourage pupils to further enjoy reading and discuss ways in which to develop their writing skills, to give an understanding of writing structure, so that others can enjoy their work.

Cllr David Sawyer, portfolio holder for Children’s Services, at Bedford Borough Council, said: “It’s important that children enjoy reading and don’t just go through the motions because they feel they have to. Michael’s passion for writing and books in general will no doubt prove to be contagious.”

Michael will address the whole school in a performance from 10-11am, as he reads aloud some of his works, which is guaranteed to captivate and amuse the audience.

A Year 6 Poetry Workshop, involving 120 pupils, will take place on the day from 11.30-12.30pm.  Then, at 1.45pm, a book signing session will ensure that each pupil will receive a copy of a Michael Rosen title signed by the author himself.

Michael’s books include ‘Little Rabbit Foo Foo’ and ‘Songbird Story’.

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