Author inspires Laxfield school children

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A well-known children’s book author and comedian paid a special visit to a primary school in north Suffolk recently to give pupils a unique lesson in storytelling and creative writing.

James Campbell, recognised for his authorship of the ‘Boyface’ books, joined pupils at the All Saints Primary School in Laxfield, where he provided an insight into his experiences of being a writer.

The first session, held with the younger pupils, focused primarily on storytelling, poetry and various group activities in which all of the youngsters were encouraged to join in and get involved.

The second session, which was carried out for the school’s older children, included an in-depth discussion of the ‘Boyface’ series, as well as more storytelling.

Melanie Barrow, executive headteacher at All Saints Primary, said: “The author used his stories and experience of being a writer to inspire the children to write their own and boost their creativity in general.”

To learn more about the work of James Campbell, visit www.thejamescampbell.com