RMCH celebrates Manchester Children’s Book Festival with Readwell
Bookworms at Royal Manchester
Children's Hospital (RMCH) will be treated to a visit from author
Matt Brown and illustrator Lizzy Finley as part of the Manchester
Children's Book Festival (MCBF) celebrations.
The visit has been organised by ReadWell, who have previously
donated a book trolley for patients in the Hospital School and in
its classrooms on the wards. Now as part of this year's festival,
ReadWell have donated a second trolley to our Department of
Therapeutic and Specialised Play, so Compton Valance author Matt
along with illustrator Lizzy will be dropping in to celebrate its
launch and take part in a book signing.
Hospital School Assistant Headteacher Tracy Gallier said: "The
impact for our staff and pupils over the last two years from
working with Readwell and MCBF has been phenomenal. The
children get so much from enjoying and sharing high quality books
and there is always a buzz in the air on 'book trolley day!'
Having the opportunity to meet the authors is really the
icing on the cake; the stories and characters come alive when the
children listen to them speak. For us, that is learning at
MCBF's 2015 theme is time travel, inspired by series Compton
Valance, which sees Compton visit different time
periods using his magical mouldy sandwich so Matt and Lizzy will be
taking part in creative activities such as tongue twisting poems
and helping children with their comic book competition entries.
For further details about the festival, visit http://www.mcbf.org.uk/