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Celebrated children's author opens new school library

Multi award winning children's author Jeremy Strong officially opened a new £100,000 library containing 8,000 books as part of a 2 day reading celebration at a City of Wolverhampton school.

Jeremy Strong with pupils, parents and deputy head Janine Sergeant and head teacher Hayley Guest
Jeremy Strong officially opened library

Jeremy Strong and children in Year 2 at East Park Primary
Jeremy Strong and children in Year 2

Pupils at East Park Academy met the famous author of books including Romans on the Rampage, My Brother's Famous Bottom, and Hundred Mile An Hour Dog.

And many of them dressed up as some of the popular characters from some of his 107 books during special assemblies where they got to quiz Jeremy about his stories.

The school, in Hollington Road, also invited author Chris Wormell and poet Valerie Bloom into classrooms as part of the week long reading festival to mark the library opening.

And children were also taken to see Michael Rosen when he appeared at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre.

Head teacher Haley Guest said: "We have invested £100,000 in the new school library and it has become a much loved place for our children to go and discover books and the joy of reading. Just like us, the children are very proud of it.

"Getting inspirational authors in like Jeremy into meet our children is really important. They were so excited to meet one of their favourite authors who has inspired them to write more of their own fantastic stories."

  • released: Tuesday 31 October, 2017