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Little Parndon Primary: Ambitious children have earned their classmates a visit from published author.

Education: Primary / Sat 30th Jan 2021 at 09:44am

Ambitious children have earned their classmates a visit from a published author.

PUPILS at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, entered the Collins Big Cat 1000 book competition which challenged them to decide what career a book character should have.

The competition sparked discussion around what children aspire to be when they grow up, with an opportunity to dress up for their future job role as part of the work.

Pupils entered a picture and piece of writing to illustrate the career they would like in the future and explained why.

Year 1 pupils Molly, Milly and Oliver were picked as the winner and runners-up, winning free copies of the Dani and Tara Binns books for the school library and a visit from author Lisa Rajan.

Katie Nelson, schools marketing director, Collins, said: “We loved seeing all the entries. The judges loved the detail of the animals in Molly’s picture and the accompanying writing. They also loved Milly’s originality and Oliver’s helicopter drawing.”

Reading lead Sian Cockman, assistant head, said: “We are working very hard to raise the profile of reading at Little Parndon. 

“Children are reading for pleasure in our school and this can be seen through our participation in this competition. The dress-up day was fantastic and the school had an amazing feel to it where children were so positive while discussing their future careers.”

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