Schools invited to join WWI project

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Schools in Ryedale are invited to find our more about a project which will feature the author of War Horse.

Michael Morpurgo will be coming to Malton as part of the Ryedale Book Festival this October after organisers were given a grant by the Clore Duffield Foundation to organise a World War One Centenary Literacy Project.

He will be taking part in a performance of his story, Private Peaceful, which will then be followed by a talk to school children

“The book festival is fortunate to have been successful in its grant application to the Clore Duffield Foundation as competition was fierce,” said Sarah Tyson, the festival co-ordinator. “He is very much in demand, especially during this WW1 anniversary year and we are proud to be able to offer Ryedale children the opportunity to meet him. Most Ryedale Schools are too small to be able to attract, or afford an author of this quality and popularity and we hope that the schools take advantage of this exciting opportunity to work with us.”

Any Ryedale School that is interested in taking part in this project is invited to send a representative to a meeting at The Worsley Arms, Hovingham, on Monday, at 4pm.

Sarah said: “Schools who come to the meeting will be guaranteed a place and places will be limited so schools really should try to attend to avoid disappointment.”




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