Author Christina starts new chapter for young readers

Author Christina Gabbitas visits children at Highfields Primary Academy during Doncaster's Turn the Page Literacy Festival. Picture: Andrew Roe

Author Christina Gabbitas visits children at Highfields Primary Academy during Doncaster's Turn the Page Literacy Festival. Picture: Andrew Roe

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Author and poet Christina Gabbitas was in the good books with pupils at a Doncaster school when she popped in to delight youngsters with a reading.

She visited Highfields Academy in Highfields to read her Felicity Fly stories to reception and Year 1 children as part of Doncaster Literature Festival, which has been set up to encourage young bookworms.

She said: “This is quite a deprived area and I want to help encourage and inspire parents to promote reading with their children.”

The Literature Festival is Doncaster’s first, with a variety of events and writers and authors taking to the streets to promote reading over recent weeks.