Bestselling author reads to pupils as part of World Book Day

Author Rachael Lindsay with children from St Michael and St John's RC Primary School and Taylor Wimpey sales executive, Eloy Lopez.
Author Rachael Lindsay with children from St Michael and St John's RC Primary School and Taylor Wimpey sales executive, Eloy Lopez.

Children from a Clitheroe primary school enjoyed a very special storytelling event to celebrate World Book Day.

Organised by staff at housing developer Taylor Wimpey’s Ribble Meadows development, on Henthorn Road, pupils at St Michael and St John’s RC Primary School, were read to by renowned children’s author, Rachael Lindsay. She read extracts from her bestselling books The Warrior Troll and The Bogler’s Apprentice.

Jennifer Acklam, Year Four teacher at the school, said: “The children had a fantastic time listening to the stories. It was lovely to see them get involved – I’m sure they all took a lot away with them from the session.

“We’re very grateful to Taylor Wimpey and Rachael for encouraging the joy of reading. The children and teachers alike thoroughly enjoyed the stories and loved the basket of characters to go alongside them.”

Rachael, a former teacher, is dedicated to inspiring children to enjoy literature.

She explained: “The day was a huge success – all the children were a delight! I’m thrilled that they all got behind the characters. I’ve worked with Taylor Wimpey is the past and the team always goes to great lengths to make sure the children have an unforgettable day. I look forward to our next events together!”

Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, added: “It’s always a pleasure to see children get super excited listening to Rachael’s stories, which is why we’re only too happy to put on these events for local nurseries and schools.

“We firmly believe that it’s so important to a child’s development to encourage reading from an early age, and creating stimulating and interesting environments in which to learn, is just one of the ways we try and support schools when delivering literature.”