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Pupils at Rainford CE meet local author Rachel Lyon

A local published children’s author paid a visit to Rainford C E Primary School where pupils were able to take part in workshops and discover what it takes to become an established writer.

Rainford resident Rachel Lyon, whose titles include The Cautionary Tale of the Childe of Hale, Not Enough for Queen Fluff, and I Wish I’d Been Born a Unicorn which appeared on CBeebies Bedtime Stories – revealed to pupils how she achieved her aspirations of becoming an author by writing stories and poems from an early age, and held writing workshops in a bid to encourage the next generation of writers to follow their dreams.

Rachel said: “I had a fantastic day at Rainford CofE, the children and staff made me so welcome.
“It’s great to be able to tell children that if they believe in themselves and work hard then they can achieve their dream, just like I did.”

Headteacher, Anya Richardson, said: “The children were so excited to meet a real author and were inspired by Rachel to pursue their dreams as she has, which is even more meaningful as she was a St Helens school girl who now lives in our village.”

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