Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 16°C

Search

Acton: Preschool tots get tips from ‘Beano’ cartoonist Barrie Appleby

PUBLISHED: 09:30 06 February 2014

Beano artist Barrie Appleby at Acton Pre-School teaching the children to draw cartoon characters

Beano artist Barrie Appleby at Acton Pre-School teaching the children to draw cartoon characters

Archant

Nursery school tots have been learning how to draw caricatures of themselves under the expert guidance of a professional cartoonist.

Barrie Appleby, one of the regular artists on The Beano, is well known for his cartoons of characters such as Roger the Dodger and Gnasher.

As part of Annual National Storytelling Week, Mr Appleby visited Acton Playgroup and worked with around 20 children aged between two and four years.

The playgroup’s lead practitioner, Kim Schwenk, said: “We are using the week to push the importance of reading by focusing on illustrators as well as authors. We have been looking at Barrie’s books recently and the children loved having him in to show them how it’s done.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

The family of a 24-year-old new mother who suffered a severe brain injury while under the care of Ipswich Hospital say they are dismayed with the outcome of an independent investigation.

The Suffolk BME Business Awards are back for 2017 - and nominations are now open.

Olympian Victoria Pendleton suited up in full body armour to try her hand at jousting in the grounds of a Suffolk castle.

A driver has been arrested after a three vehicle crash in Suffolk claimed a man’s life and inflicted serious injuries on his young passenger.

The company which runs Foxhall Stadium today pleaded guilty to jeopardising the safety of the public at the speedway and banger racing venue.

The mother of missing Corrie McKeague has said thank you to the “incredible” army of thousands of people who pressured police into halting a landfill cell from being filled in.

A team of Suffolk social workers are preparing to realise a shared ambition of conquering Britain’s highest peaks, while raising funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Jesse Webb can be forgiven for not remembering the final score of the first football match he attended the year was 1923 and he was only a six-year-old.

NHS job vacancies in the east of England in the first quarter of 2017 have reached 8,612 - an increase of 13% on the year before.

Campaigners are preparing for a big battle with the government to try to get funding for a major upgrade on one of the most important rail junctions in Suffolk.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24