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Visit from Neil Griffiths: The Importance of Reading

Visit From Neil Griffiths

On Thursday 27th February 2020 the amazing Neil Griffiths joined staff and parents at Fir Tree to talk about the importance of reading and how we can all help our children to develop the love of reading.

Neil Griffiths was a Primary School headteacher for 13 years before taking on the role of director of a National Literacy Project for the Basic Skills Agency. During the morning he shared with us his knowledge of learning, his gift of story, his passion for teaching, and his love of children.

He has created award-winning play resources, written a nursery curriculum and also finds time to write his own children’s picture books, published exclusively by Red Robin Books. They feature strong storylines, memorable characters, enchanting language, and arresting illustrations. They charm children and have sold in the thousands. Neil loves to tell a story and a story time with him is a rare and highly entertaining event as he magically draws his audience into his storyworlds.


Neil’s morning was incredibly well attended and his inspirational, unique delivery, exceptional energy, and his rare storytelling gift made it an experience that we will not forget and that we thoroughly enjoyed!