Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 09.08.46SIMON MAYLE, a popular children’s author, entertained children with a reading from his latest book, ShoutyKid 2: How Harry Riddles Mega-Massively Broke The School, at Christ The King RC Primary School in Thornaby this past Friday (24 April).

The author read an extract from the book before conducting a question and answer session with the assembled 150 children from various Thornaby schools, taking on topics such as writing and his own kids from the enthusiastic audience.

Morita Metcalfe, Head Teacher at Christ The King, said: “It’s a wonderful opportunity to have a living breathing author in the school.

“We hope this will inspire the children to develop their own writing and one day, you never know, we may produce authors.”