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On Wednesday 27th April, three of our pupils, along with pupils from twenty-five other schools in NI, were invited to meet  the UK Children’s Laureate, in the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings.

Chris Riddell is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for The Observer.  He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children.  His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001 and 2004 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals.  Goth Girl and The Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children’s Book Award 2013.

Chris gave pupils a very humorous and informative insight into his work and illustrations, emphasising that Visual Literacy is the focus of his Laureateship.  Chris was very generous with his time, signing books and posing for photographs.

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