Shipping firm backs rural literacy project in Shropshire schools

A firm of shipping specialists has become the first business to back a project aimed at enhancing literacy skills in rural primary schools. Telford-based Global Freight Services Ltd is sponsoring the Rural Schools Write Read Inspire Project which will take place this June. The week-long initiative founded by award-winning Shropshire author Lorna McCann in partnershipContinue reading “Shipping firm backs rural literacy project in Shropshire schools”

Literacy project returns to Shropshire’s rural schools

A project aimed at enhancing literacy skills and creativity among pupils in some of Shropshire’s smallest and most rural schools is set to return this year. The Rural Schools Write, Read and Inspire Project will take place from June 10 to June 14 and applications are now open for primary schools to apply to theContinue reading “Literacy project returns to Shropshire’s rural schools”

Can author visits inspire children?

In a world of ever-increasing technology – tablets, Playstations and even eBooks, it is more important than ever for parents and teachers to look for new, exciting and interesting ways to engage children with physical books to ignite a love of reading and writing. Learning to read should be fun and children should want toContinue reading “Can author visits inspire children?”

Author set to inspire with rural school tour

A Newport author is preparing to visit pupils across Shropshire as part of a new literacy project to enhance reading, writing and creativity in primary schools. The Rural Schools Write, Read, Inspire Project has been developed by children’s author Lorna McCann in partnership with The Rural Charity – an offshoot of the Shropshire & WestContinue reading “Author set to inspire with rural school tour”

Shropshire Author Visit Prompts Ideas for Primary School Lessons

Author visits in school can be a great way for teachers to introduce new and exciting topics or projects to their class. It can also provide the inspiration for several themed follow-up activities with pupils. This is exactly what happened when Shropshire children’s author Lorna McCann paid a visit to a Reception and Year 1Continue reading “Shropshire Author Visit Prompts Ideas for Primary School Lessons”

Shropshire children’s author scoops top business award for books

A Shropshire author has scooped a top county business award for her children’s books. Lorna McCann, author of ‘Wendy and the Biscuit Tree’ and ‘Felix – the small boy with the BIG imagination’ won Best Children’s Product at the 2018 Businesses for Children Awards at the Park Inn, Telford, on Saturday (March 10) The 37-year-oldContinue reading “Shropshire children’s author scoops top business award for books”

Children’s author set for new year school tour

Children’s author Lorna McCann is heading on a tour of Shropshire schools in the new year to share her passion for reading and writing. The mum-of-two, who writes fun and engaging stories for children aged 3 to 7, will be using the tour to promote her new picture book ‘Felix – the small boy withContinue reading “Children’s author set for new year school tour”

Shropshire author nominated for county business award

Just a little bit excited to share this news: A Shropshire author is celebrating after being nominated for a county business award. Lorna McCann, who writes fun and engaging stories for children aged 4 to 7, is among the nominees for children’s product of the year at the Businesses for Children Awards 2018. The nominationContinue reading “Shropshire author nominated for county business award”

Children’s authors donate books to flood hit school

A team of children’s authors from Shropshire and beyond have come to the aid of a Shifnal school which lost hundreds of books during a flood. Nine authors, all of which have published books through Team Author UK, have rallied together to provide a bundle of replacement books for children at St Andrew’s CE PrimaryContinue reading “Children’s authors donate books to flood hit school”