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Children from Pickhill School write their life stories
THEY may only be young – but youngsters at a North Yorkshire school have already penned their autobiographies.
The writing sessions were run at Pickhill School, near Thirsk, by journalist Christine Fieldhouse, who helped children aged six and seven write their life stories and then made them into colourful 20-page books.
The project has been funded by the Friends of Pickhill School, which aims to give every child at the school the chance to write their own book. Pupils also did artwork and provided their favourite photographs to be included.
Head teacher Christine Gabbott said: “The children’s books are so special and so professional. They’re something parents will treasure for a long time.
“The whole project has been a huge success. The children had a purpose to write and draw and they love having written their own books.”
Ms Fieldhouse, who has also written her own autobiography, Why Do Monsters Come Out at Night?, is now working with a group of older children, whose books will be ready by Easter.