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Blue Peter star to chat, quiz and draw with Jersey kids

Blue Peter star to chat, quiz and draw with Jersey kids

Sunday 16 June 2019

Blue Peter star to chat, quiz and draw with Jersey kids

Blue Peter's longest serving presenter is coming to Jersey to host an event where she'll talk, quiz and draw with local children.

Konnie Huq, who will be presenting her new children's book 'Cookie', will be visiting the island in September as part of Jersey Festival of Words' schools programme, which is now in its third year.

The writer and presenter has promised that her event will feature live-draw alongs, quizzes and many games.

Konnie will be appearing alongside many other writers, such as Christopher Lloyd.

His event, as its title states, aims to cover 'Absolutely Everything - A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention!' It will also feature a 25-foot-long timeline.

Winner of the prestigious 'Queen of Teen' award and the UK's top selling children's author Cathy Cassidy will also make an appearance to discuss her new book 'Sami's Silver Linings'.


Pictured: UK's top selling children's author, Cathy Cassidy

Poet A.F. Harold will be returning to the festival after a previous performance in 2017.

Key Stage Five students will attend a talk at Highlands College by author Yasmin Rahman about her new novel ('All The Things We Never Said'), which follows three female protagonists who enter into a suicide pact.

The book explores the themes of anxiety and depression.


Pictured: Yasmin Rahman, author of 'All The Things We Never Said'

Completing the line up will be Laura Coryton, leader of the international campaign against tampon tax, with her book 'Speak Up!', which explores what it means to stand up for what you believe in on both a public and personal level.

James Pountney, Managing Director of Santander International, commented: “We are thrilled to once again be sponsors of the Jersey Festival of Words Schools Programme. It is such a fantastic event to be involved in as reading is such an important skill for children to develop and it provides endless hours of fun and entertainment.”

"As with previous years, children will have the chance to meet the author and have their books signed after each show," added Vice-chair of the Festival of Words, Paul Bisson. "We’re delighted with this year’s schools programme and look forward to welcoming thousands of happy young readers to the festival."

The Festival of Words will be taking place from 25 to 29 September.

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