Search

Children’s author reads magical tales to Goodmayes pupils at library opening

PUBLISHED: 14:52 14 November 2012

A new library at Goodmayes Primary School is opened officially by children's author Edward Treyer. 

Pupils from year 1 and year 3 sit and listen to an excerpt from one of his books.

A new library at Goodmayes Primary School is opened officially by children's author Edward Treyer. Pupils from year 1 and year 3 sit and listen to an excerpt from one of his books.

Archant

A children’s author opened the newly renovated library at a Goodmayes school on Tuesday.

Edward Trayer, known as Billy Bob Buttons, read excerpts of his books to pupils at Goodmayes Primary School, in Airthrie Road.

He also did writing workshops with budding authors passing on tips about creating interesting characters and exciting storylines.

Mr Trayer has written seven books for children and teenagers so far, which include tales wizards, Icelandic legends and war.

The library has been renovated and re-stocked with hundreds of new books.

Money was raised for the project in the summer term with a school fun run and performances and concerts put on by pupils.

Assistant headteacher Samina Jaffar said: “The library has been a work in progress for about a year so we wanted to do something special.

“The children were very excited because reading is a big focus in our school.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ilford Recorder