Author Jeremy Strong visited St Martin’s Garden Primary School in Bath to launch its Reading Matters Learning Enquiry Week. Jeremy, whose books include Armadillo and Hare and My Brother’s Famous Bottom Makes A Splash!, talked to the whole school about World Book day and what it takes to be an author.

The visit was part of the school’s St Martin’s Garden celebrations for Reading Matters week, which included activities such as mystery readers, hot chocolate and reading time, big read, buddy reads, reading selfies and dress a fruit or vegetable as a book character. The school also took part in the World Book Day ‘Share a Million stories’ event.

Mrs Parfitt, Head teacher, said, “The feedback from children and staff was fantastic. The staff loved Jeremy’s humour and the children loved the opportunity to ask him questions and have their books signed. All of Jeremy’s books have been taken out of our school library, by the children, as they loved his readings so much. 

“As a school we are ensuring we meet the Cressida Cowell’s Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate Charter. So far this year, two authors have visited St Martin’s Garden Primary School and the children have really enjoyed the opportunity to meet such creative individuals.”