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Year's 5 & 6 Meet Jess French

Some of our Year 5 and Year 6 children had the wonderful opportunity to meet Jess French - who is an author, TV and Radio Presenter, Vet and wildlife expert - to hear about her new book: Beastlands.

More than 750 children from seven different schools across the city got to hear Jess French talk about her new book, Beastlands: Race to Frostfall Mountain, as part of a visit organised by the National Literacy Trust in Peterborough on Thursday 25 January 2024.

Year 5 and 6 pupils were invited to two different talks from the author and television personality, the first at St John’s Church School in the morning and the second at Gladstone Park Community Centre in the afternoon.

Children heard an extract from the book, asked questions about Jess’s favourite adventures, life as an author and where inspiration comes from, and each school took copies of Beastlands: Race to Frostfall Mountain for their school library spaces.

The 750 pupils came from seven schools in Peterborough: St John’s Church School, Winyates Primary, Braybrook Primary, Leighton Primary, Gladstone Academy, The Beeches Primary and Fulbridge Academy.

The children had a fantastic morning and were perfectly behaved while asking some very thoughtful questions of Jess