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Literacy brought to life in Harriet House festival

Ellis Barker

Ellis Barker

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TWO famous children’s authors helped bring literacy and learning to life at the inaugural Harriet House Literary Festival last week. Giles Andreae, who has sold three million books worldwide, and Nanette Newman, who has written 30 children’s books, attended the event, held at Frilsham’s Harriet House School on September 16 and 17. More than 100 children from Harriet House, Elstree, Brockhurst and Marlston and Sunningdale schools attended. Also on the agenda were illustration and poetry workshops and pizza making in Gipsy Joe’s Pizza Wagon. Harriet House headteacher, Harriet Hathaway, said: “We loved welcoming such renowned authors to the school. We believe that learning is an adventure and children learn most effectively through a rich variety of experiences. “The children had the opportunity to meet the authors, ask about their ideas and see the books come to life in the hands of their creators. “It was a very memorable occasion for everyone.”            

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