Bookworms meet their literary hero
PUPILS from a Gloucester school have met a bestselling children's author.
Children from King's Junior School met Jacqueline Wilson, renowned for her Tracy Beaker series, at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
With King's Junior School sponsoring the event at Cheltenham Town Hall, a group of Year 5 and 6 pupils got the chance to meet their literary idol and have their books signed before Jacqueline gave a talk on her latest book Emerald Star.
Headmaster Alistair Macnaughton introduced Jacqueline to the crowd.
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He said: "It was fantastic for our pupils to meet such a role model. Jacqueline was genuinely delighted to sign copies of her books and found time to talk to each pupil with visible curiosity about their likes and dislikes, I was immensely proud."
Pupils who met Jacqueline are part of the Buddy Reading Club at King's where they read with younger pupils.