Oaks Primary School launch book of poems with signing session at Ipswich Waterstones

Pupils from Oaks Primary School in Ipswich have had a book of their poetry published, and held an of

Pupils from Oaks Primary School in Ipswich have had a book of their poetry published, and held an official 'book launch and signing' at Waterstones on Tuesday between 10am and 11am. - Credit: Archant

Year 2 pupils at Oaks Primary School in Ipswich were able to experience being bestselling authors for the day, with a special in-store book launch and signing at Waterstones.

Pupils from Oaks Primary School in Ipswich have had a book of their poetry published, and held an of

Pupils from Oaks Primary School in Ipswich have had a book of their poetry published, and held an official 'book launch and signing' at Waterstones on Tuesday between 10am and 11am. Back L-R Grace Merryman Gillespie ,Lexi May Angel,Tyrone Hayden. Front L-R Kanyar Kamar,Lanya Sabir. - Credit: Archant

The pupils, who had each penned a poem for the collection Fire: Friend or Foe, gathered at the Ipswich store with school staff and proud parents where they could sign each others’ copies, and enjoy a special reading of the poems.

Headteacher, Philip Palmer: “This is absolutely great and they have been looking forward to this for a long time. It’s great for the parents to come into town to see their children signing their own books. These are the kind of things we hope they will take with them long after they have finished at The Oaks.”

Parent Robert Scrivener said it had helped boost reading at home for his son Connor.

Amy Fountain, children’s book seller at the store added: “It’s such a good idea – we have never had anything like this with the children in store and they are really excited about it.

Pupils from Oaks Primary School in Ipswich have had a book of their poetry published, and held an of

Pupils from Oaks Primary School in Ipswich have had a book of their poetry published, and held an official 'book launch and signing' at Waterstones on Tuesday between 10am and 11am. - Credit: Archant

“The kids are really enjoying being the author for the day.

“The poems are really good – some of the words used for 6-7 year olds is great.”

Pupils from Oaks Primary School in Ipswich have had a book of their poetry published, and held an of

Pupils from Oaks Primary School in Ipswich have had a book of their poetry published, and held an official 'book launch and signing' at Waterstones on Tuesday between 10am and 11am. Hallie Tirchmarsh. - Credit: Archant

Pupils from Oaks Primary School in Ipswich have had a book of their poetry published, and held an of

Pupils from Oaks Primary School in Ipswich have had a book of their poetry published, and held an official 'book launch and signing' at Waterstones on Tuesday between 10am and 11am. Chloe Pollard. - Credit: Archant

Pupils from Oaks Primary School in Ipswich have had a book of their poetry published, and held an of

Pupils from Oaks Primary School in Ipswich have had a book of their poetry published, and held an official 'book launch and signing' at Waterstones on Tuesday between 10am and 11am. - Credit: Archant

Pupils from Oaks Primary School in Ipswich have had a book of their poetry published, and held an of

Pupils from Oaks Primary School in Ipswich have had a book of their poetry published, and held an official 'book launch and signing' at Waterstones on Tuesday between 10am and 11am. - Credit: Archant