Local Author steams in with Ruffle the Rail Dog

13th November 2017

This week local author Rachel Greaves visited the Preparatory department of Our Lady’s Convent School. To the delight of the children she was accompanied by ‘Ruffle the Rail Dog’ and a fabulous model of a steam locomotive.

Rachel is both the author and illustrator of a charming series of stories detailing the adventures of Ruffle, an Airedale Terrier. She began her visit by taking School Assembly and then throughout the morning each year group were privileged to attend an exciting ‘hands on’ session with Rachel and Ruffle. The children were fascinated to hear about Ruffle’s adventures and to meet the puppets and props which included ‘Eric’ the station master and ‘The Flying Terrier’ model steam train.

Miss Laura Bradshaw, School Librarian, said, “As a School we work hard to engender a genuine love of reading and as part of that we often invite local authors in to talk to our pupils. Rachel’s assembly and author sessions were wonderful and really captured the imagination of the younger children.”