Star inspires pupils’ reading

Tickenham Primary School pupils with copies of Grandpa's Great Escape.

Tickenham Primary School pupils with copies of Grandpa's Great Escape. - Credit: Supplied

A book by David Walliams has been inspiring youngsters at Tickenham Primary School.

Year five and six pupils have been so captivated by the star’s latest book, Grandpa’s Great Escape, they have each bought their own copy.

Tristan Merriam, headteacher, said: “It is so important for the children to be exposed to high quality literature such as this. Interest levels have increased hugely which is wonderful to see.”