Author visit helps children ‘engage’ with reading

Author Miriam Moss visits Eastbrook Primary Academy D15091569a
Author Miriam Moss visits Eastbrook Primary Academy D15091569a

AUTHOR Miriam Moss visited a Southwick school to help children mark World Book Week.

She worked with pupils from reception to year two at Eastbrook Primary Academy, as part of a range of activities celebrating reading.

Deputy head Bella Bolton said: “We had an absolutely fabulous day as part of World Book Week, with a visit from author Miriam Moss, who read with the children.

“She read her latest picture book, Miss Molly’s Medicine Case, to Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and all of year two had their own animal percussion part when she read them one of her rhythmic books about the animals in the rainforest.

“The children found the whole day very enjoyable and we as a school thrive in inviting authors to share their stories and experiences, as we see this as an important aspect of engaging children in the enjoyment of reading.”

Later in the week, those in key stage two took part in creative writing sessions with Tess Jolly, as part of a Shoreham Wordfest competition.