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Gruffalo Author Congratulates Roedean Students on Children's Book

Emily, Olivia, and Megan (Yr13) were delighted to receive a handwritten postcard from Julia Donaldson, the famous children's author, to congratulate them on their charity book 'Brighton to Bulgaria'.

For their Community Action Project in Year 12, the three wrote and illustrated a children’s story to sell for charity. Their aim was to raise money to purchase educational materials to fill ‘Bags of Education’ for vulnerable children in Bulgaria. They raised over £1000, after printing costs, and they have now bought exercise books and stationery for 125 bags. 

The book is wonderful, and the three decided to send a copy to Julia Donaldson, who lives locally, but they didn’t expect a personal response. Dr Ross Barrand, Deputy Head - Outreach, is very proud of the students’ achievement: ‘They have done brilliantly to produce such an excellent book, and to use it to support the education of vulnerable children in Eastern Europe - receiving a handwritten postcard from Julia Donaldson is just the icing on the cake!’

 Congratulations to Emily, Olivia, and Megan!

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