AN AUTHOR famed for his ‘Spy Dog’ series of books took the lead to promote reading and writing at a Hucknall School.
Andrew Cope, of Derbyshire, visited Annie Holgate Junior — and took with him his border collie, Lara, who is the inspiration for the books.
The series is popular among children aged between seven and 13, so the school pulled off a coup to secure Andrew’s visit.
During a whole morning of activities, he held an assembly before setting the children at the High Leys Road school several challenges.
The youngest pupils had to come up with the first paragrah of a story featuring a gorilla, year-five youngsters had to write a story featuring the names of as many sweets and chocolates as possible, while older children had to write their own full story.
Prizes were then presented to those who made the best effort.