Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, will reach 12,000 children via its Authors into Schools programme this year thanks to a new sponsor.
The programme, sponsored by First Class Supply, will enable Seven Stories to grow the number of author and illustrator events for schools across the North East, and recently launched with an eight-school, 500-pupil event with Cressida Cowell.
Children in the area will also benefit from 20 funded outreach sessions and workshops to be delivered in schools across the year, said the organisation.
Steph Boulton, director of First Class supply, said: “Not only are we delighted to continue our ongoing partnership with Seven Stories, we are also very excited to be involved in this inspirational project, which cements the fifth year of our relationship with our support of this fantastic initiative. We are thrilled that by working in partnership with Seven Stories, First Class Supply can help facilitate authors into schools to inspire young readers in our community.”
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