Famous author visits school

ONE of the country's best-loved children's authors dropped into a Colchester school to open a brand new library.

Elliot Furniss

ONE of the country's best-loved children's authors dropped into a Colchester school to open a brand new library.

Nick Inkpen, who lives in Suffolk, was at Stanway Fiveways Primary School in Winstree Road to celebrate the official opening of the facility and sign books for eager youngsters.

Mr Inkpen is best known for writing the award-winning Kipper books, Threadbear and Penguin Small.


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School head Barry Nevin said he was “delighted” that Mr Inkpen could take part in the day.

He said: “The initial ideas for the library came about eight years ago. We look forward to new pupils and existing ones enjoying the new library.”

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He said the new library, which forms part of the front entrance, had been designed to create an open space and formed the cornerstone of a wider ongoing development at the school.

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