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Primary school pupils win books and visit from local Star Fighers author

PUBLISHED: 16:53 20 June 2017

Local author Benjamin Scott holds workshops with youngsters from Brundall Primary School.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Local author Benjamin Scott holds workshops with youngsters from Brundall Primary School. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Pupils at Brundall Primary School enjoyed a visit from a local author and a day of writing workshops, after winning a prize draw.

Local author Benjamin Scott holds workshops with youngsters from Brundall Primary School.
Picture: Nick ButcherLocal author Benjamin Scott holds workshops with youngsters from Brundall Primary School. Picture: Nick Butcher

Benjamin Scott, one of the authors of the Star Fighter space adventure series, visited the school on Thursday, June 15.

The author ran a day of workshops for ages 7 to 11, and the school library also received £175 worth of books for the whole school to enjoy.

Headteacher Rick Stuart-Sheppard said: “It’s a double win to be able to welcome Benjamin to the school and receive 29 books for the school library. Anything that gets students engaged with reading and writing is a winner.

“We’re hoping Benjamin’s visit will be a great encouragement to the boys in the school, adding zest into our literacy work.”

Local author Benjamin Scott holds workshops with youngsters from Brundall Primary School.
Picture: Nick ButcherLocal author Benjamin Scott holds workshops with youngsters from Brundall Primary School. Picture: Nick Butcher

Mr Scott said: “Stories are a magic portal that can take both the writer and the reader to somewhere new and exciting”.

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