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Creator of Percy the Park Keeper visits primary schools

PUBLISHED: 15:04 28 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:05 28 November 2018

Nick Butterworth with pupils of Otley Primary.


Nick Butterworth with pupils of Otley Primary. Picture: RACHEL EDGE


Children’s author Nick Butterworth - who is best known for his Percy the Park Keeper books - has visited two Suffolk primary schools to spread his love of reading and writing.

Mr Butterworth spoke to pupils at Witnesham and Otley Primary Schools on Tuesday, November 27, later signing copies of his books for the excited youngsters.

Richard Benstock, who is executive headteacher at both schools, said: “He talked to them about how he created Percy and some of his other well-known characters.
“He also did some drawings on the board, as he is an illustrator too, and talked about how he came up with their designs.

“The children absolutely loved it.

“After his talk, all the children wanted to do was create their own characters.”

Nick has been writing children's stories for over 30 years. 

Picture: RACHEL EDGENick has been writing children's stories for over 30 years. Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Mr Butterworth later spoke to parents at Otley Primary School’s parents evening on how they can help inspire a love of reading in their children.

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