An author who has roots in the Waltham Abbey area worked with a local school to help celebrate World Book Day.
Tracey Rolfe who originates from Waltham Abbey is the author of two books, The White Witch of Spiton and the Serpent of Anata and The White Witch of Spiton and the Book of Dreams. She visited The Leverton Junior School to read extracts from her books followed by a question and answer session with children in years five and six. Afterwards, she worked with children in the school’s Gifted and Talented Club and the school’s Poetry Club.
The visit organised by the school’s Literacy Curriculum Leader, Claire Campbell, was part of a week of activities to celebrate World Book Day. Each day the children have been split up into smaller groups and have studied a book or author in more detail.
On World Book Day itself, the whole school took part in ‘Read to a Million Kids’. Videos were made of authors who read their own book. These videos were made available to watch on the internet and shown during the school’s daily assembly.
Claire Campbell said “The children have been really enjoying out book week. Tracey Rolfe has really inspired the children and many of them are eager to get stuck into reading her books.”