Local Ten-Year-Old Creates First Book

26.03.12: Toby, a boy from Veryan C of E school has created his own book about his passion: his familiy’s farm near Tregony. Cornwall Council were so impressed, they have printed 500 as part of their Dyslexia service Book Project.

Jane Beaumont, Dyslexia Adviser for Cornwall Council told Roseland Online “Following the success of the first book last July, it was decided to extend this project out to other schools. Over 500 books were printed and have since been sold and distributed across Cornwall, around the country and beyond.”

Head teacher, Annie Lapham said, “This has increased [Toby’s] confidence and he is now fully engaged and keen in his literacy work; something his Mum is delighted and proud about.

“We have been very pleased to support the book writing project and have seen the impact it has had on Toby’s confidence in both his writing and across other areas of the curriculum. I would thoroughly recommend it.”

Cornish Mutual, who promote farm safety, are also keen to back the project, and have sponsored Toby. They will be sending along their farm mascot, “Maisie Mootual”, for the book launch which will be on the last day of term – 30th March – in a at Veryan church and then followed by a book signing in Veryan school where everyone is welcome!

Friday, 30th March is also Toby’s 10th birthday, so the launch of his own book and signing session will make it even more special. Well done, Toby, and happy birthday from everyone at Roseland Online!

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