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Grove Primary School opens new library with author Ellie Irving

PUBLISHED: 12:21 09 February 2015 | UPDATED: 12:21 09 February 2015

Author Ellie Irving, visiting Grove Primary School to do workshops with children in Years 2 and 6. 
AAva Srivastava, age seven and Umar Jilani, age seven with Author Ellie Irving.

Author Ellie Irving, visiting Grove Primary School to do workshops with children in Years 2 and 6. AAva Srivastava, age seven and Umar Jilani, age seven with Author Ellie Irving.

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A school opened its new library in style as it welcomed author Ellie Irving to an afternoon of workshops and reading.

Author Ellie Irving, visiting Grove Primary School to do workshops with children in Years 2 and 6. 
.Author Ellie Irving, visiting Grove Primary School to do workshops with children in Years 2 and 6. .

Grove Primary School in Chadwell Heath Lane, Chadwell Heath, turned its library into a tree house mural at the request of the pupils and it was presented just in time for Ellie Irving last week.

The workshop included tips for pupils on how to develop their creative writing and Ellie reading her book For the Record.

The school’s reading leader Hannah Leppard was delighted with how the day went and described the day as “very inspirational”.

She said: “The kids had an awesome time and seeing their little faces was brilliant.

“A lot of the kids stayed behind and bought Ellie Irving’s books and had their books signed.”

The school also welcomed primary advisory teacher Andrew Kite from the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education.

Andrew spent the morning with the pupils and read from a selection of his favourite books.

Hannah said: “We are very grateful to Andrew Kite and Ellie Irving for giving up their time to help us celebrate the opening of our brand new library.

“The children are now very excited to start borrowing books.”


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